SWACO NEWS

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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It's Spring

Consider these simple tips this Spring to have even more green in your life.

• Collect rainwater to water your garden
• Water the garden early in the morning or late in the evening to reduce water loss through evaporation
• Don’t over-water the garden, and water only until the soil becomes moist, not soggy
• Sweep leaves into flowerbeds or under shrubs to increase soil quality and reduce the need for watering
• Compost organic materials and garden leaves
• Plant local species of trees, flowers and vegetables
• Avoid the use of chemicals in the garden or on the lawn. They eventually end up in the water systems and can upset the delicate balance of lifecycles
• Use organic and environmentally friendly fertilizers and pesticides. They reduce pollution and are better for wildlife