Galloway Man Sentenced to More Than Two Years for Illegal Dumping and Burning
A Galloway man was sentenced to more than two years in prison for open dumping, open burning, and arson. The charges stem from an illegal dumping and burning incident on Roberts Road in Brown Township in August 2011. After an investigation by the Norwich Township Fire Department and the Environmental Crimes Task Force of Central Ohio (ECTF), Dustin LaBarge was arrested and prosecuted.
Ohio EPA, Local Authorities Get Convictions on Clintonville Dumpers
The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) jointly announce that a case involving an illegal dumping which blighted the Clintonville area Walhalla Ravine four years ago has been solved.
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Kristi Higginbotham, Outreach and Programs Manager
4239 London-Groveport Rd
Grove City, Ohio 43123
Administrative Office Hours Only:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Major Holidays
From downtown Columbus, take Interstate 71 South towards Grove City. Take Exit No. 97 ( London- Groveport Road) and turn right. The SWACO Administration Office Building is located at the corner of London-Groveport Road and Young Road, about 1 mile from the interstate.
SWACO offers a number of environmental programs and resources to Franklin County teachers, students and residents.
Tour the Landfill:
Are you looking for a different type of field trip that students are sure to remember and learn valuable environmental and ecological lessons from? Come and tour the landfill. Learn more here
Download Classroom Activites:
Activities focus on solid waste reduction and resource conservation. Learn more here.
Teacher Assistance and Resources:
The SWACO library has been donated to the Grange Insurance Audubon Center.
Learn more here.
to play games and download a cartoon.
SWACO Grants Program:
For more information on how to apply for a SWACO Grant click here
Manage the District municipal solid waste stream to achieve environmentally responsible and cost-effective disposal, treat solid waste as a resource capable of yielding recovered materials and energy, reduce reliance on landfilling, and plan future disposal capacity for the District.
SWACO Guiding Principles:
- Support waste reduction, recycling, and reuse programs and technologies that will be both environmentally and economically sustainable.
- Promote public awareness and knowledge concerning effective and efficient management of the District municipal solid waste stream.
- Focus on the use of technically viable and economically sound technologies.
- Utilize proven business principles in the management of District programs and projects.
- Assure that all initiatives involving outside private or public sector partners identify and incorporate mutually beneficial outcomes.