Curious CBus Program – What Happens to My Trash?
WOSU reporter Sam Hendren reached out to SWACO Executive Director Ty Marsh and Landfill Supervisor Shilo Pletcher to answer a listener’s question – What happens to my trash? Listen
to the answer, follow the process, and learn about some interesting statistics.
Collaboration with the Columbus Foundation
SWACO Innovation and Programs Director Kyle O’Keefe met with representatives from the Columbus Foundation
to discuss ways in which SWACO can collaborate and offer recycling and waste diversion programs to benefit the community.
SWACO Supports Earth Day Activities
SWACO was a sponsor of the Green Columbus Branch Out
2016 program, deploying resources into the Franklin County community on Earth Day to help residents and businesses participate in living greener, more sustainable lives.
SWACO employees volunteered and participated in Earth Day activites at the Southside Community Garden and Monarch Butterfly Garden and Pollinator Attracting Habitat. Helping to prepare garden beds for planting, Sprouting Spoons, an organization that helps to provide an open and welcoming environment for hands-on experience in the growing and preparation of healthy food, was on site.
SWACO volunteers worked together to create pollinator attracting habitats around the perimeter of the community garden and parking lot as well as a 20’ by 220’ monarch butterfly garden across the alley. Unloading pallets of bagged materials and picking up litter were also part of the volunteer effort.
Perry and Greer-Brown Graduate from Leadership Columbus
SWACO Director of Operations Scott Perry and Communications Manager Hanna Greer-Brown graduated from Leadership Columbus
Class of 2016, a 10-month program to develop, connect and inspire diverse leaders who serve as catalysts in building a strong and vibrant community.
All class members participate in a community impact project. SWACO staff members collaborated on the development of a community event for the Reeb Avenue Center
. As a result over 400 South Side residents visited the Center to learn about the the available resources. Watch the event video, click here.