Established in 1992, the Environmental Crimes Task Force of Central Ohio (ECTF) is Franklin County’s
multi-governmental, anti-littering and illegal dumping collaborative.
Comprised of representatives from SWACO, the city
of Columbus, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Prosecutor’s Office and Public Health, the ECTF works to protect the environmental health and safety of central Ohio residents and communities. Members of the Task Force collaborate daily to investigate and prosecute environmental crimes, schedule outreach events and respond to inquiries.
Educating Franklin County residents about how to properly and safely dispose of their unwanted materials – such as hazardous materials, yard waste and construction debris – is a high priority for the ECTF.
In 2016, SWACO approved $487,500 in funding to:
- Support itsacrime.org
- Educate the community
- Clean up blighted sites
- Investigate illegal dumping and littering cases
- Prosecute environmental crimes
Read all of the ECTF's 2016 accomplishments. Download the Annual Report.