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Participating in Local and National Conversations

SWACO is creating and participating in the dialogue at key organizations near and far - The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Summit on Sustainability, National Municipal Roundtable, and GroveCity2050 to name a few. Read More »

Getting the Word Out - Festivals and Food

SWACO is working hard to make central Ohio a leader by turning up the volume on issues involving diversion and waste reduction and providing program grants to put it into action. Read More »

SWACO in the Community

SWACO employees volunteer during Earth Day activities, meet with Columbus Foundation representatives, graduate from Leadership Columbus and meet with Sam Hendren of WOSU to answer the question – What happens to my Trash?  Read More »

Grants Program to Advance Central Ohio as Leader in Waste Reduction, Recycling

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio is seeking applicants for the Community Waste Reduction (CWR) Grant Program, a competitive grant program that is open to all non-profits and government organizations in Franklin County. Read More »

Franklin County to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is being held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 and aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means for disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the community about the potential for abuse of medications. Read More »

SWACO Celebrates Earth Day by Pitching In, Giving Back to the Community

SWACO is proud to financially sponsor the Green Columbus Branch Out 2016 activities and will be deploying staff resources into the Franklin County community on Earth Day to help residents and businesses participate in living greener, more sustainable lives. Read More »

2016 Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Events

HHW materials are unsafe and should not be put in the trash and sent to the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill. Instead, SWACO has scheduled four easy and convenient community drop-off events for these materials. Additionally, SWACO provides free HHW disposal services year-round at a permanent drop-off location at 645 E. 8th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201. Read More »

New Sponsorship Program to Increase Recycling at Central Ohio’s Events and Festivals

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) is launching a new Event Sponsorship Program, a pilot for 2016 for which a total of $25,000 will be provided to local public event organizers to help them with establishing easy-to-do best practices for reducing waste, increasing recycling and composting, and generating public awareness about waste reduction activities. The program is open to all public events throughout the county. The level of financial support will be determined based on proposed activities that address the application criteria and the estimated attendance for each event. Funding ranges between $500 and $5,000 for a single event. Read More »

New E-Waste Diversion Program

SWACO creates E-Waste Diversion Program for local governments and school districts in response to largest growing waste sector in U.S.  Read More »

U.S. EPA Includes Columbus Among Top 25 Cities for Green Buildings

The City of Columbus was ranked 21 in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency list of American metropolitan areas with the most certified green buildings Read More »