SWACO - News & Updates
May 30, 2013 2:14 am at 2:14 am #97408
New Interim Executive Director Named
Grove City — SWACO Chairman of the Board David J. Bush announced that Rick Dodge, SWACO’s Chief Operations Officer, has been named the agency’s Interim Executive Director effective today (May 29, 2013).
Bush said that Dodge will hold the position while a search can be conducted.
Dodge joined the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio on April 1, 1993, and advanced through SWACO’s ranks before being named Chief Operations Officer in September 2007. Prior to his service with SWACO, Dodge worked for the City of Columbus and for two regional chemical companies.
Chairman Bush and other members of the board praised Dodge for his work and his two decades of service to SWACO.
Dodge, 56, is a Certified Manager of Landfill Operations and a resident of Powell. Dodge replaces Ronald J. Mills, who served as SWACO’s Executive Director from 2007 until resigning earlier this week.May 30, 2013 10:31 am at 10:31 am #543631
Has anyone been watching the debacle that is SWACO? Not sure whether to link the dozen other recent stories that chronicle the mess, village idiot emails are the least of what’s happened.May 30, 2013 11:21 am at 11:21 am #543632
I don’t know about that, but I was getting rid of some old electronics and called around to find an environmentally sound way to dump them and they were incredibly helpful.
They are having a One Stop Drop Recycling and Household Hazardous/ E-waste Event
June 15th at Westgate Park 8am-2pm. Two thumbs up for customer service! :)May 30, 2013 11:39 am at 11:39 am #543633March 4, 2015 8:48 pm at 8:48 pm #1066004
SWACO hires Battelle to craft solid waste diversion plan
Mar 4, 2015, 5:19pm EST
Staff reporter – Columbus Business First
The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio has hired Battelle for a $57,000 first phase of a study that could add another $500,000 to identify strategies and technology to turn 1 million tons of waste a year into a valuable commodity instead of burying it in the Franklin County landfill.
READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2015/03/swaco-hires-battelle-to-craft-solid-waste.htmlMarch 4, 2015 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm #1066010
Here’s one idea: Curbside pickup of compostables.May 6, 2015 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm #1075221
“Recycling in Columbus”-related question. Apologies in advance if this isn’t quite the right thread.
I live in a multifamily complex in the Central Business District. To date, for whatever disappointing reason, the management company has declined to provide recycling services to its residents. I’m still holding on to my recycling, but am unclear as to where I can get rid of it alternatively. Driving my recycling to Dublin and dropping it in the Whole Foods Mixed Stream Recycling bins is not a long-term solution…
Does anyone know if there are any centralized drop-off bins for recycling in Downtown Columbus?May 6, 2015 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm #1075223
The parking lot on Dennison at the tennis courts at Goodale park have large cardboard and paper collectors. Krpger in the Brewery district does plastic bags. Maybe someone will chime in for glass or plastic.
On a related note I found and used the styrofoam drop off point at Phoenix recycling on S Hamilton rd near Fort Rapids. Free, large shipping container, just throw the styrofoam in it. No food/used containers but had some large pieces I could not bear to put in the garbage. No more garbage for the styrofoam. They take packing peanuts bagged.
I have now found a reliable reuse/recycle for almost everything excepting only small fabric pieces.May 6, 2015 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm #1075224
This is helpful. Thanks! For what it’s worth, I have reached out to SWACO for their answer to the same question. I’ll gladly re-post their response here if/when I hear back.May 6, 2015 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm #1075227
Does anyone know if there are any centralized drop-off bins for recycling in Downtown Columbus?
We haul our office recycling to the Brewery District Kroger recycling bins. They’re in the back, on the south side of the building. Not too inconvenient since we shop there a lot anyway. ;)May 6, 2015 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm #1075231May 6, 2015 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm #1075233
I saw that, Walker… I’m curious. It says there’s a drop zone at the COAAA at Long & 4th, but if there was one it wasn’t immediately evident to me. Regardless, super helpful to know about the bins at Brewery District Kroger as well.May 6, 2015 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm #1075245
I saw that, Walker… I’m curious. It says there’s a drop zone at the COAAA at Long & 4th, but if there was one it wasn’t immediately evident to me. Regardless, super helpful to know about the bins at Brewery District Kroger as well.
Yeah, I’m not sure how up-to-date it is if some of them have moved or been removed.
The Brewery District Kroger one I can vouch for at least from this past Sunday. ;)May 6, 2015 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #1075290
I drop my recycling off at the bins in the parking lot of Goodale Park. Pretty sure they’re standard mixed single stream recycling, not just cardboard and paper (hopefully I haven’t been doing it wrong).
The Styrofoam drop-off is good to know. I got a coffee table recently and I felt guilty throwing away all the Styrofoam packaging I didn’t realize anybody took that stuff.October 22, 2015 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm #1098515
SWACO lease goes south: Court-appointed receiver to seek sale of water recycler
Oct 19, 2015, 7:56am
Carrie Ghose – Staff reporter – Columbus Business First
Another green business venture that the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio entered last decade has gone sour for the agency.
READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/10/19/swaco-lease-goes-south-court-appointed-receiver-to.html
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