Downtown Recycling Pilot Program in the Works
Capital Crossroads, The City of Columbus, SWACO, and The Ohio Department of Natural Resources are pitching together to potentially fund a new downtown business recycling program that could end up being a model for new recycling programs spread throughout other neighborhoods in the city.
Nearly 40 businesses and building owners downtown are looking to participate in this pilot program that is planning to offer free recycling dumpsters and pickup service for businesses to utilize.
No timeline for the program is known yet, as the funding and waste audits are still pending, but some speculate that it could be up and running before the end of the year. If the pilot program proves successful, the plan could easily be duplicated for other neighborhoods and communities outside of downtown.