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SWACO today announced the recipients of its 2019 Event Waste Reduction Grant. This grant helps fund public outreach and education efforts around waste reduction and diversion and as well as specific activities that increase reuse, recycling and composting at public events.
SWACO awarded more than $13,000 to the following five organizations:
“Franklin County is home to hundreds of public events and festivals each year that contribute to our local economy and draw tens of thousands of attendees,” said Ty Marsh, executive director at SWACO. “As our population grows and the number of events increase, it’s imperative that we take steps to manage the waste generated in a way that benefits our community and to educate attendees on the importance of these efforts.”
SWACO’s grants program includes the Community Waste Reduction Grant in addition to the Event Waste Reduction Grant. In 2018, SWACO awarded three Event Waste Reduction grants to Franklinton Farms, the 2018 Women’s Final Four and Columbus CoffeeFest.