Diversion - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

SWACO is here to help residents, businesses, schools and educational partners reduce, reuse, recycle, compost, and safely dispose of unwanted items in the most efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable manner.

Franklin County Statistics:

  • Over 1 million tons of materials are landfilled a year 
  • Nearly 70% of landfilled materials could have been recycled or reused 
  • In 2017, just over 50% of the waste generated in Franklin County was landfilled
  • 49% of the waste generated was recycled, composted or reused

SWACO Program and Resources:

As part of our holistic mission at SWACO, we offer a number of programs and resources designed to address the waste reduction and diversion needs within our District. We offer programs ranging from education and outreach, curbside recycling and yard waste assistance, household hazardous waste diversion services, as well as programs for businesses, schools, and more. 

The links below provide additional information on the programs and resources that we offer.