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In keeping with SWACO’s mission to improve the solid waste stream through effective reduction, recycling and safe disposal, SWACO has awarded $133,588.70 in competitive grant funding to eleven community projects. The 2018 Community Waste Reduction Grant program represents an increase of an additional five grant recipients and totals more than $44,000 in additional funding over last year’s program award.The Community Waste Reduction Grant program supports unique and innovative projects throughout Franklin County. Funding for 2018 has been awarded to projects that support food waste composting in area schools and at a local urban farm, reduce disposable plastic water bottles through the installation of permanent water bottle filling stations on a local University campus, enhance recycling in public facilities and reduce food waste through the preservation and distribution of fresh foods to neighbors in need.“SWACO is committed to advancing the sustainability efforts of our valued community partners,” said Ty Marsh, SWACO’s Executive Director. “Together we can make a positive and lasting impact in our neighborhoods and on the environment.”The following is a list of 2018 Community Waste Reduction Grant recipients:Waste Reduction and Reuse Projects
Food Waste Reduction and Composting Projects