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People Can Save More Than Food When They Reduce Their Food Waste

Lucy Schroder Lucy Schroder People Can Save More Than Food When They Reduce Their Food Waste

How often do you buy vegetables, only to let them rot in the refrigerator? How often do you buy boxes or cans of food but never use them? How often do you cook too much food and throw the leftovers in the garbage? If you’re like most people, you’re probably doing these things more often […]

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Large Solar Facility Planned for South Side Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Large Solar Facility Planned for South Side Site

A new plan has emerged for the 173-acre former landfill site near the intersection of I-71 and I-270 on the South Side. SWACO will lease the land to New York-based BQ Energy Development to build a 50-megawatt solar energy facility. The SWACO Board of Trustees approved a contract for the project, which will be known […]

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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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