Workshops & Presentations

SWACO provides waste reduction and diversion focused educational presentations and workshops for Franklin County stakeholders including:

  • Community, Organization, & University Groups
  • Corporate/ Business Teams
  • Government & Institutions 

Content may be adapted for different groups and lengths of time. Presentations are typically 15-60 minutes and workshops are 60 - 90 minutes with interactive activities. Both public speaking offerings include time for questions. 

Topics include Recycling 101, Food Waste Prevention, and Vermicomposting. To schedule a free workshop or presentation email [email protected]. Stay in the loop about future public events hosted by SWACO by following our Facebook page

Recycling 101 

Learn what, how, where, and why to recycle in Franklin County! What types of questions will be answered?

  • Why are certain items not accepted for recycling?
  • What happens after recyclables are collected? 
  • How much is Franklin County recycling v. landfilling?
  • How can I live more sustainably by reducing waste?
Girl Recycling

Food Waste & Vermicomposting

Did you know almost 15% of materials landfilled in Franklin County are food scraps? Learn how to reduce food waste and compost at your work or home with worms, it’s called vermicomposting! 

Vermicomposting is an easy way to reduce how much food you landfill while using worm power to turn your food scraps into a rich soil additive. 

Email [email protected] to schedule a workshop or presentation. 


There are other types of composting besides vermicomposting! Learn more about your other options with this infographic

Like us on Facebook to stay in the loop about our upcoming Community Backyards Conservation Program Workshops starting in April, hosted in partnership with the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District. These Workshops include material focused on composting along with other natural resource conversation strategies like rain barrels. SWACO is sponsoring a compost bin rebate through this Program for eligible Franklin County residents.