Board Opening

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) is accepting letters of interest for one available position on the... Read More »

Solid Waste Management Plan Update

In order to continue to address the recycling and waste diversion needs of communities in the Solid Waste District and... Read More »

Complete the Business Recycling Survey

Strengthen waste reduction and recycling for businesses and multi-family properties in Franklin County. Read More »

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

Get involved this Earth Day. Read More »

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Take Waste Out of the Environment

Plastic bags and household hazardous waste have one thing in common –Franklin County
residents can participate in free community drop-off opportunities.

Reduce Plastic Bag and Wrap Waste

The fall launch of a new plastic bag and wrap recycling campaign, Bring Me Back, is laying the foundation for increased recycling and decreased usage of plastic bags and wraps in our community.

SWACO, in conjunction with the City of Columbus and over 25 retailers, continue to educate and encourage residents and businesses to recycle used plastic bags and plastic wrap, and to reduce the use of this material in the future.

Join In
Residents, families and businesses can locate a participating recycling location by visiting SWACO.org/BringMeBack.

Community event organizers and local retailers in Franklin County are encouraged to join the awareness campaign. Simply download the program materials, add your logo and begin distributing the information at public events and meetings.

Stay Informed
Follow SWACO and stay informed on Twitter @SWACOGreen and Facebook.org/SWACO.org #BringMeBackCBus.

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Events for 2017

SWACO provides cost-free events to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that should not be disposed of in the regular trash collection process.

Participate in one or more of the following Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off events.

Mark your calendar today.

April 22, 2017
Ashland Chemical
5200 Blazer Parkway
Dublin, OH 43017
8 AM – 2 PM

May 13, 2017
Ohio History Center
800 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
8 AM – 2 PM

September 9, 2017
City of Westerville
Westerville Service Department
350 Park Meadow Road
Westerville, OH 43081
8 AM – 2 PM

September 30, 2017
Grove City Service Department
3262 Ventura Boulevard
Grove City, Ohio 43123
8 AM – 2 PM

HHW Drop Off Throughout the Year
SWACO also offers Franklin County residents the convenience of dropping off Household Hazardous Waste at the SWACO permanent residential collection center.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility
645 E. 8th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
(The corner of E. 8th and Essex Avenue)
Phone: 614-294-1300

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Weekly Hours (Closed Holidays)
Wednesdays: 12 PM to 6 PM
Thursdays: 9 AM to 5 PM
Fridays: 12 PM to 6 PM

Additional information on the types of materials accepted is available here.