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. 

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June 2022

June 2 at 11 am:
2023 Community Waste Reduction Grant - Application Information

SWACO's 2023 Community Waste Reduction Grant program is a competitive grant program that is open to government organizations, schools, and non-profit organizations in Franklin County, OH. The program provides funding for innovative projects that seek to significantly reduce waste and/or increase the diversion of recoverable materials that would otherwise be sent to the Franklin County sanitary landfill for disposal. Join us to learn more about the program's purpose, eligibility requirements, and to have your questions answered. Please visit the Community Waste Reduction Grant Program webpage to download the 2023 application package. Sign up here

June 15 at Noon:
Recycle Right at Work: How to Apply to be a Business Recycling Champion
SWACO knows businesses will be key participants in helping us achieve our diversion goal of 75% by 2032. In this 30-minute webinar, the SWACO business administrator will outline what the Business Recycling Champions program is, how to apply for up to $2,000 in financial incentives that are available in three categories, and answer your questions. This webinar is open to all businesses in SWACO’s Jurisdiction (Franklin County businesses). Sign up here

June 22 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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