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When it comes to reducing and disposing waste, SWACO is always planning for the future. Our goal is to divert 75% of waste from the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill by 2032, requiring action from everyone in the community to meet that goal in the years ahead.
This year, the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill received and safely disposed of more than one million tons of waste. As a result of projected population growth, SWACO estimates that 600,000 additional tons of waste will be generated every year in Franklin County. Even though we have 43 years of life remaining at the landfill – enough space to accommodate that growth – we don’t just want to store waste. We want to reduce it.
As 2021 comes to a close, we’re reflecting back on all that we, as a community, have accomplished this year to become a more sustainable place to live and work.
We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished – a true testament to our community’s commitment to a more sustainable future. But we can always do more. When we prioritize our environment today, we’re protecting the generations of tomorrow. We’re creating green jobs, and building a stronger economy that will allow residents and businesses to sustainably grow and thrive.
Thank you, central Ohio, for your partnership in creating a better place to call home. Together, we can make a difference.