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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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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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SWACO Releases Plan to Cut Food Waste in Half by 2030

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman SWACO Releases Plan to Cut Food Waste in Half by 2030

In September of 2018, the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio, otherwise known as SWACO, developed the Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative to unite organizations in a common goal of reducing food waste in central Ohio. The initiative, which includes more than 60 organizations, businesses, schools and nonprofits, came together to form solutions to prevent […]

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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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The Top 5 Things Most People Recycle Wrong

Hanna Greer-Brown Hanna Greer-Brown The Top 5 Things Most People Recycle Wrong

You’ve been recycling for years and think you have it mastered only to realize that you’ve been doing it wrong. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Nearly half of the people surveyed recently have reported confusion about what items can be put into the recycling bin.  Many things contribute to this confusion.  For one, what’s accepted […]

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Wishful Recycling Must be More Practical in the New Year

Hanna Greer-Brown Hanna Greer-Brown Wishful Recycling Must be More Practical in the New Year

Editor’s note: this article was written with the help of CU contributor Travis Irvine. Read more of his work here. As we propel into the new year, many people are aiming to make (and maybe even keep!) new year’s resolutions. While improving yourself or your career or your home life always seems like the first […]

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