Earth Day - April 22, 2017

Every year, since 1970, there have been sustainable and earth focused activities during the month of April, and... Read More »

Earth Week in Columbus - April 8 through April 15

Since 2007, thanks to Green Columbus, this area has benefited from more than 100,000 hours of resident... Read More »

Earth Day Ideas

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Valentine's Day - Turn Red Into Green

Tips for keeping your Valentine's Day celebration easy on your wallet and the Earth. Read More »

SWACO Lowers Rate to Dispose of Waste

Following a three-month public process, the SWACO Board of Trustees approved a proposal to reduce the landfill tipping... Read More »

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SWACO in the Community

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.