Innovations

SWACO seeks opportunities to innovate change and improve the way SWACO Facilities and Operations are managed and performed. To that end, recent innovations have led to increased environmental protection and operational efficiencies, and generated revenues. 

Below you'll find information on just a few recent innovations at the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill, Transfer Stations and other SWACO Facilities. 

Auto Shredder Residue


 Using ASR in the landfill as an alternative daily cover saves money, speeds up operations and is a more environmentally friendly approach to daily cover than the use of dirt or soil. 

Gas-to-Energy Project (Aria Energy)

SWACO's public-private partnership with a High BTU facility - Aria Energy - turns landfill gas into a renewable resource and puts it back into a production use.  
 

Green Fleet


SWACO has been designated an Ohio Green Fleet through the Clean Fuels Ohio’s statewide Ohio Green Fleets program. Designated an Ohio Green Fleet provides a community service by improving air quality and reducing Ohio’s dependence on imported petroleum.

Solar Project

SWACO has entered into an agreement with BQ Energy Development, LLC, to lease the approximately 173-acre property that once served as Franklin County’s sanitary landfill between Jackson Pike and I-71 in Grove City, Ohio. The property will be put back into productive re-use as a solar energy facility. BQ Energy’s intent is to develop, build and operate a solar energy facility once the purchase agreements of the renewable energy are committed to underwrite the project.  As part of the contract, Columbus Solar Park has up to three years to complete the development and construction of a solar facility.