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Were you one of 942 cars waiting in line at the Earth Day Household Hazardous Waste collection event? If so, SWACO, the environment and the community thank you.A total of 72,481 lbs. of materials were collected - an increase of 17,108 over last year’s event.Due to the incredible response, the collection hours were expanded to allow all participants the opportunity to drop off their materials.Permanent Location Operates Three Days a WeekYou don’t have to wait for the next collection event. SWACO operates a permanent location Household Hazardous Waste Center at:645 E. 8th AvenueColumbus, Ohio 43201(The corner of E. 8th and Essex Avenue)Phone: 614-294-1300SWACO has expanded the hours and added an extra day for the convenience of residents of Franklin County. Residents can bring accepted waste items for recycling and/or environmentally safe disposal.Weekly Hours (Closed Holidays)Wednesdays: 12 noon to 6 p.m.Thursdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Fridays: 12 noon to 6 p.m.Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
If you like the community spirit involved in participating during a collection event, then mark your calendar for these upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events:September 98 a.m. to 2 p.m.Westerville Service Department350 Park Meadow RoadWesterville, OH 43081September 308 a.m. to 2 p.m.Grove City Service Department3262 Ventura BoulevardGrove City, OH 43123October 218 a.m. to 2 p.m.Ohio History Connection800 E. 17th AvenueColumbus, OH 43211Drug Take Back Events Break New RecordNational Drug Take Back Day events in central Ohio set a new record as well, collecting over 3,254 lbs. of unwanted prescription drugs and medications. Fifteen locations participated and below are the leading collection sites:Collection Leaders Pounds Collected
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office 1,632Grove City 797Worthington 147Reynoldsburg 142Upper Arlington 104
Safely disposing of your prescription drugs is easy and convenient and there are many Franklin County community drop-off locations that are available now and open to the public.