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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Participate in Food Waste Action Week

Participate in Food Waste Action Week

Knowing how to properly store food is key to preventing waste. March 6 – 12 is Food Waste Action Week and SWACO’s Save More Than Food campaign makes it easy for you to avoid wasting five common household foods such as cheese, herbs and berries.

Store It, Freeze It, Revive It. 

Use a food storage guide to help you start saving money, conserve resources and reduce food waste.


When you take action, you join families all over central Ohio, like the Ticknor’s, who are doing their part to prevent waste at home.

Take Your Diversion Activities Out of the Kitchen and Into the Yard this Spring

With spring just around the corner, central Ohioans are reminded to also look for ways to keep yard waste out of the landfill.

Start composting at home!

A partnership between SWACO and the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District, makes discounted compost machines available to Franklin County residents who participate in and pass an online quiz, or take a class. Get more information and find out if you’re eligible by visiting this page.

Prepare yard waste properly for curbside collection. 

Leaves, grass clippings, shrubs, weeds, brush, small branches and twigs are all accepted for composting through the curbside yard waste pick-up program available in most local communities. To participate, put accepted yard waste in biodegradable bags or place it in a clearly marked ‘yard waste’ container and set it at the curb on collection day. To determine if you have access to a curbside yard waste pick-up pgoram, check with your local municipality.

Yard waste can also be dropped off at a participating local business or easily composted at home. Find a location.

Thank you for all of the effort you make to divert materials from the Franklin County landfill. Together, we’re making a difference by saving limited landfill space, reducing greenhouse gas generation and promoting the use of natural, renewable resources.

Happy Food Waste Action Week!

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