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  • #97408

    News
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    Press Release:

    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.

    #543631

    roy
    Participant

    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.

    #543632

    RhondaH
    Member

    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! :)

    #543633

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    Electronics can also go to Ohio drop-off.

    http://ohiodropoff.com/

    #1066004

    News
    Participant

    SWACO hires Battelle to craft solid waste diversion plan
    Mar 4, 2015, 5:19pm EST
    Carrie Ghose
    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.html

    #1066010

    joev
    Participant

    Here’s one idea: Curbside pickup of compostables.

    #1075221

    SteveKZ087
    Participant

    “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?

    #1075223
    derm
    derm
    Participant

    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.

    #1075224

    SteveKZ087
    Participant

    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.

    #1075227
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    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. ;)

    #1075231
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster
    #1075233

    SteveKZ087
    Participant

    Also… http://www.swaco.org/RecyclingDropoffLocations.aspx

    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.

    #1075245
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    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. ;)

    #1075290
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
    Participant

    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.

    #1098515

    News
    Participant

    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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