Drop-Off Recycling Program

SWACO operates a Drop-Off Recycling Program to serve Franklin County residents. In 2016, over 8,500 tons of recyclable material was diverted from the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill through this program. 

As recycling evolves, and the needs and behaviors of central Ohio residents and businesses change, SWACO's programs strive to keep pace. To that end, the Drop-Off Recycling Program is changing. 

Read More About How This Program is Changing


Update 10/2/2017

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 The containers at the Home Depot, located at 5858 Sawmill Road, have been temporarily removed at the businesses request in order to allow the parking lot to be repaved. Residents are encouraged to use of these nearby alternative locations: 

Whole Foods 3670 Dublin Granville Rd., Dublin, OH 43017 (containers are behind the building)
Fire Station #27, 7560 Smokey Row Rd., Columbus, OH 43235
Bill McDonald Rec Center, 4900 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43214

Materials accepted through the Drop-Off Recycling Program are listed below. 

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Non-Accepted Materials: 


The following items are not currently accepted through this recycling program. 
  • Plastic: Containers that DO NOT have a bottle neck or a base larger than the top. For example, yogurt cups, butter tubs, drinking cups, disposable storage containers, toys, plastic bags, plastic films and bubble wrap, and plastic utensils. Note: Polystyrene foam or "Styrofoam" egg cartons, plates, cups, etc. are NOT accepted. 
  • Glass: Ceramics, window or drinking glass, light bulbs and any other glass not in the shape of a bottle or jar. 
  • Paper: Cups, plates, egg cartons, tissues, etc. 
  • Drink Pouches: Made of or lined with foil and plastic. 
  • Metals: Coat hangers, steel scraps and any other metal not in the shape of a container. 

When Using This Program, Please Remember: 

  • Break-down and flatten cardboard boxes.
  • Keep recyclable loose; don't place them in plastic bags.
  • If you see illegal dumping and misuse of the containers, Report It. Call 614-971-5322 or log on itsacrime.org.
  • Use our Recycling & Reuse Search Tool to find out where to recycle materials not accepted in the Drop-Off Program.

We Want to Hear from You


Users of SWACO’s Drop-Off Recycling Program are encouraged to participate in a short survey so that we may learn how to better serve you.