Webinars

SWACO offers free educational webinars for home and work to help implement best practices for reducing waste, reuse, recycling, composting and safely disposing of unwanted materials. Have an idea for something you'd like us to cover? Email us at [email protected] and let us know. 

Sign up for one of our currently scheduled webinars below.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

December 2022

December 13 at Noon: 
Green Your Holidays - Reduce Waste and Recycle More!
The holiday season can be one of abundant joy, but also abundant waste. From gifts to meals, to decorations, the holidays can mean negative impacts on our local environment. Make a difference this holiday season by resolving to reduce your waste and recycle more. Join SWACO and Columbus GreenSpot for simple ways to plan a more eco-friendly holiday season and maintain those habits into the new year. We will cover topics such as food waste prevention, sustainable gift-giving, decorations, and recyclability of various product packaging. Sign up here. 

December 14 at Noon: 
Recycle Right at Work: Let’s Talk about Zero Waste and Hard-to-Recycle Items

Join this 30-minute webinar to learn about the resources available to businesses on a quest to be Zero Waste. We'll discuss hard-to-recycle materials and available resources that can help you achieve your zero-waste initiatives. The Ohio EPA will join to discuss business resource programs like the Ohio Materials Market Place and Market Development Grants. This roundtable format will encourage audience participation and collaboration. As always, SWACO provides free, technical assistance to help businesses achieve their zero-waste goals. Sign up here

December 21 at Noon:
Recycle Right at Home

While it’s important for you to recycle, it’s also important to Recycle Right. By taking just a few minutes to recycle the right way, you help reduce pollution, contribute to cleaner water, conserve limited natural resources, support our economy and reduce central Ohio’s reliance on landfills. SWACO is here to help you recycle right, answer common recycling questions, and provide the necessary tools and resources you need to make recycling right convenient for your household. Sign up here. 


Recycle Right at Home

Recycle Right at Work

Save More Than Food 

Organics Diversion & Composting

Recycle Right at Events
Event Waste Reduction Grant Webinars


The seeks to assist local event organizers with reducing event-generated waste and diverting as much as possible from the landfill. In addition, these grants also assist event organizers in building the infrastructure needed to sustain these diversion efforts in order to continue to contribute to a safe and healthy community for all Franklin County residents.

SWACO also created other short webinars focused on providing event organizers in Franklin County with the tools and knowledge required to reduce, reuse, and recycle at their events for greater cost savings and responsible resource use. These webinars include valuable content for organizers of a wide range of events including private/ public events of all sizes and types in Franklin County. Click the links below to register!

  • WEBINAR: (June 15, 2017) The 'what, how, and why of recycling' in Franklin County while answering your questions about bio-plastics and more. This content will help organizers understand how to properly sort materials before educating their attendees and vendors about sorting for maximum recycling and recovery rates. Watch the Webinar.
  • WEBINAR: (June 22, 2017) Dives into specific strategies for waste reduction at events including vendor contract language and planning techniques. The first webinar is intended to provide the foundation for these strategies. Watch the Webinar.
  • WEBINAR: (November 16, 2017) Best Practices for Event Waste Reduction. Watch the Webinar.

Community Waste Reduction Grant Webinars

WEBINAR: (June 16, 2021) 2022 Community Waste Reduction Grant (CWRG) Pre-Application webinar provides clarity on our 2022 CWRG process including the application package and required supporting documentation, timeline, and information on past recipients and projects.  Watch the Webinar.

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