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.


August 2022

August 10 at Noon:
Recycle Right at Work: Signage and Bin Placement
SWACO is working with Franklin County businesses to achieve a 75% diversion by 2032. We know that implementing sustainable recycling programs can be challenging. Bin Placement and Signage are key components of a successful recycling program and can often improve or “fix” contamination issues, making things less confusing for users. This 30-minute webinar will look at best practices and review the bin and signage resources SWACO has available for businesses. Plus, we will provide examples of good bin and signage placement as well as not-so-good examples. Learn why we need to label bins as LANDFILL and not TRASH. Sign up here.

August 24 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

October 2022

October 12 at Noon:
Recycle Right at Work: New Educational Tools for Business - Don’t Reinvent the Wheel
The educational tools that SWACO has available for businesses are AMAZING! Join this 30-minute webinar to learn how to use the Educational PowerPoint tool that makes it easy to offer your employees continuing education about recycling and helps your business share your recycling messages and goals. We'll also cover the various websites the deliver recycling education, making it easier for you and your business to get your team to Recycle Right. This webinar is just in time for America Recycles Day (Nov. 15) and provides great ideas to celebrate and promote recycling at work. Sign up here.

December 2022

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

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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