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SWACO Expands Drop-Off Recycling Program with Two Additional Locations

Hanna Greer-Brown Hanna Greer-Brown SWACO Expands Drop-Off Recycling Program with Two Additional Locations

Did you know that every year, Franklin County residents and businesses send over a million tons of material to the Franklin County Landfill? Even more surprising – nearly 76% of all material in the landfill could have been recycled or composted.  40% of Franklin County’s waste stream is generated by residents, families and other households, […]

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Trash or Treasure: Wastewater, Plastics, and Spent Brewing Grain

  Trash or Treasure: Wastewater, Plastics, and Spent Brewing Grain

Ever wonder what happens to a Coke bottle after it’s thrown into a city recycle bin? Or what happens to the spent grains after you’ve enjoyed a Seventh Son brew? All over Columbus innovators are working towards better solutions for dealing with waste, and this Drink and Think is your chance to become part of […]

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How to Recycle Tanglers

Hanna Greer-Brown Hanna Greer-Brown How to Recycle Tanglers

Franklin County sends over a million tons of material to the landfill each year. With nearly 70% of these materials having the potential to be recycled and composted before being landfilled, it’s important to understand what can and cannot be recycled so that recyclable materials reach their full potential as a new product. When sorting […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Bag Recyclables

Hanna Greer-Brown Hanna Greer-Brown Why You Shouldn’t Bag Recyclables

To ensure the recyclables you collect at home and set out at the curb or take to one of SWACO’s drop-off recycling locations are recycled and reach their full potential as a new product, don’t bag them. It’s best to keep these items loose in the recycling container. In fact, if recyclables are put into […]

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Groundwork Group Recycling Event

  Groundwork Group Recycling Event

Event is Rain, Shine or Blizzard ! – We will be there to collect your electronics. E-Waste Recycling Event to Benefit People with Barriers to Employment hosted by Groundwork Group. (Columbus, Ohio) On Saturday, June 12th, 2019, RenTek, LLC and Groundwork Group are teaming up to offer an electronics recycling drive at Maple Grove United […]

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New SWACO Tool Helps Safely Dispose of Unwanted Items

Hanna Greer-Brown Hanna Greer-Brown New SWACO Tool Helps Safely Dispose of Unwanted Items

Have you ever cleaned out a closet and wondered where to take the clothes you’re no longer wearing? Have you organized your garage and questioned how to dispose of expired paint, pesticides and pool chemicals? Have you updated a room and deliberated whether to throw away or donate the old furniture?  If you find yourself […]

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Franklin County Recyclables Avoid Landfill Despite Changes in China

Ty Marsh Ty Marsh Franklin County Recyclables Avoid Landfill Despite Changes in China

Recently there have been news stories about disruptions in residential recycling across the U.S. due to China’s restriction on the import of recyclable materials which have made many in our community wonder if their recycling efforts were going to waste.  Thankfully, recycling continues to be alive and well in central Ohio.  For years, China took […]

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