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Opinion: SWACO Expedited Processes for West Side Warehouse Fire Cleanup

Ty Marsh Ty Marsh Opinion: SWACO Expedited Processes for West Side Warehouse Fire Cleanup

I was disappointed by the inaccurate information presented recently by John Rush, candidate for elected office, in regards to the removal of waste following the unfortunate fire at a cold storage facility on Columbus’ West Side. SWACO was saddened to learn of the fire and the on-going impacts to the neighborhood. As the operator of […]

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Columbus Residents Breaking Recycling Records

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Residents Breaking Recycling Records

As curbside recycling efforts in Columbus have continued to expand in 2014 to include eligible condo and apartment buildings, it’s only natural that record amounts of trash are being diverted from the landfill for recycling. In fact, exactly 8,981 tons (17,963,136 pounds) of recyclable material was collected during the three month span of May-July 2014, […]

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SWACO Announces Renewable Energy Industrial Park

Walker Evans Walker Evans SWACO Announces Renewable Energy Industrial Park

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) Board of Trustees voted today to approve a transformational new initiative that would shift the duties of the organization away from landfill management operations toward recycling efforts and the creation of renewable energy. SWACO entered into agreements today with Team Gemini, an Orlando-based sustainable project design firm, […]

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First Day of New Recycling Program Nets 414 Tons of Material

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Day of New Recycling Program Nets 414 Tons of Material

The City of Columbus officially launched the new city-wide curbside recycling program in March and began distributing carts to westside neighborhoods including Franklinton, The Hilltop and Westland. The first collection day took place last Monday, June 4th, and brought in a total of 414.21 tons of plastics, glass and other reusable materials. This collection is […]

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Where All of the Franklin County Trash Ends Up…

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Eight years ago, local artists, musicians and other creatives proposed a “Columbus Needs a Mountain” movement that suggested the idea of constructing a man-made mountain to give our flat region a bit of a geographical facelift. That effort didn’t gain a whole lot of traction, but we are still getting that mountain nonetheless. The new […]

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Auto fleets envisioned filling up at the landfill

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Auto fleets envisioned filling up at the landfill Sunday, October 26, 2008 BY DEAN NARCISO A mountain of rotting food, paper and refuse is the backdrop as Ron Mills watches a colleague fill the Honda Civic with natural gas. Depending on gasoline prices, the fill-up could be a bargain at $2 a […]

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‘Green’ programs pushing landfill into the red

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote ‘Green’ programs pushing landfill into the red Wednesday, August 6, 2008 BY BARBARA CARMEN The cost of dumping trash in central Ohio will go up $2 a ton next year, while landfill officials consider new ways to pay for operations. The current system “is sort of a Catch-22,” said Bradley Frick, president […]

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