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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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Final Phase of Columbus Recycling Program Rolling Out

Walker Evans Walker Evans Final Phase of Columbus Recycling Program Rolling Out

Columbus City Councilmember Eileen Paley kicked off the fifth and final implementation phase of RecyColumbus this morning, signaling the completed rollout of the city-wide residential recycling program. “Columbus residents have enthusiastically embraced recycling in every neighborhood where it has been implemented,” said Mayor Michael Coleman. Columbus residents in the following list of areas will receive […]

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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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RecyColumbus Program Kicks Off Today

Walker Evans Walker Evans RecyColumbus Program Kicks Off Today

City officials and neighborhood leaders gathered today at the Rumpke Recycling Facility to kick off the new citywide curbside recycling program — officially being dubbed “RecyColumbus” — which will gradually roll out over the next year. “It’s been a long wait, but I’m proud that residential recycling is finally here for our city, our neighborhoods […]

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Details Announced on Columbus Curbside Recycling Program

Walker Evans Walker Evans Details Announced on Columbus Curbside Recycling Program

Details of the new city-wide residential recycling program emerged today at an event held jointly by Mayor Michael Coleman and Columbus City Councilmember Eileen Paley. Mayor Coleman announced the program in his 2010 State of the City address and has vowed to have it up and running by 2012. Under the new program, recyclables will […]

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Rumpke Opens Newly Renovated Recycling Facility

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rumpke Opens Newly Renovated Recycling Facility

Rumpke Recycling unveiled renovations today at their Columbus Material Recovery Facility (MRF), located at 1191 Fields Avenue. New high-tech equipment installed at the facility has doubled the maximum capacity for processing up to 60,000 pound of recyclables per hour. • Nearly 60% of all trash thrown away can be recycled. CLICK HERE to take a […]

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Ohio Stadium is Going “Zero Waste” for Football Game Days

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohio Stadium is Going “Zero Waste” for Football Game Days

The Horseshoe is going green this season! Ohio Stadium will be transitioning to “Zero Waste” policies and procedures on football game days this fall, which means a 90% diversion rate of trash from landfills through the use of recycling and composting. Containers for recycling and composting will be available throughout the stadium on game days, […]

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The Urban Living Tour returns (with strict safety guidelines) on Aug 30!

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