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RecyColumbus is the curbside residential recycling program for the City of Columbus launched in 2012. More information can be found online at RecyColumbus.com.

Columbus Achieves 78% Residential Recycling Participation Rate

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Achieves 78% Residential Recycling Participation Rate

A new survey from Rumpke this summer revealed that the City of Columbus has been able to achieve a 78% participation rate with its residential curbside recycling program that first rolled out in 2012. “I am so proud of how residents have enthusiastically embraced recycling in Columbus,” said Mayor Michael Coleman. “The amount of trash […]

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Solar Trash Compactors Coming Soon to Short North Sidewalks

 Olivia Bower Solar Trash Compactors Coming Soon to Short North Sidewalks

The city of Columbus bought several trash-compacting garbage cans to put on sidewalks in the Short North, but they haven’t been used yet. Working on streets in cities across the world, these trash cans – solar compactors – are made by BigBelly Solar to harness solar energy to compact trash and recyclable materials, if desired. […]

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Curbside Recycling Expansion to Condos and Apartments Starts Today

Walker Evans Walker Evans Curbside Recycling Expansion to Condos and Apartments Starts Today

As first announced in December, the City of Columbus Curbside Recycling Program (dubbed “RecyColumbus”) is expanding to cover apartment and condo buildings with four or fewer units. That expansion officially debuts today as blue recycling carts begin being distributed to approximately 16,000 new customers, bringing the grand total up to 200,000 program participants. “Residents in […]

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Columbus Expands Curbside Recycling to Condos and Apartments in 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Expands Curbside Recycling to Condos and Apartments in 2014

The City of Columbus announced today that the RecyColumbus program will be rolled out to eligible condo and apartment communities starting in February. Previously, the curbside recycling program was only made available to single family homes and buildings with four or fewer residential units, leaving larger apartment and condominium buildings excluded from participation. “Residents in […]

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Columbus Recycling Program Considers Apartment/Condo Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Recycling Program Considers Apartment/Condo Expansion

The City of Columbus recently completed the five-phase rollout of the new residential curbside recycling program, and the team at RecyColumbus is ready to address one of the common questions brought up about the program. “Many residents who live in apartments and condos have contacted us and said they would like to participate in RecyColumbus,” […]

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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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