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It’s no secret that recycling right can help you make a positive impact on your community. This effort reduces landfill emissions, protects local jobs and ensures the environment is healthy and clean for future generations.
SWACO proudly sponsors Recycle Right, Make a Difference – a community-wide residential recycling education program throughout Franklin County that helps residents learn best recycling practices so they can take part in making a positive impact. While central Ohio’s rate of recycling exceeds the national average, residents still send over a million tons of material to the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill each year and over half of that material could be diverted – meaning it could have been reused, recycled or even composted instead of being sent to the landfill.
To help the Franklin County community Recycle Right and make a difference, SWACO has compiled five tips for residents to keep in mind:
Every time you recycle correctly, you’re making an impact. You’re helping hundreds of businesses who depend on recycling, supporting thousands of jobs that those businesses create, keeping these valuable materials circulating throughout our economy and helping to keep central Ohio green by reducing our energy use, creating cleaner air and reducing our reliance on the landfill. Proper recycling takes only a few minutes, but the impact lasts for years.
If you come across questions about what is or is not recyclable, SWACO offers a convenient, user-friendly search tool that clearly outlines recycling practices for Franklin County. In fact, we’re always adding categories to the tool and recently added what to do with plastic toys and car and bike tires. Take a look!
For additional information on resident recycling pickup programs or to find a recycling drop off program near you, visit www.RecycleRight.org.
Together, we can make a difference.