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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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Opinion: SWACO Expedited Processes for West Side Warehouse Fire Cleanup

Ty Marsh Ty Marsh Opinion: SWACO Expedited Processes for West Side Warehouse Fire Cleanup

I was disappointed by the inaccurate information presented recently by John Rush, candidate for elected office, in regards to the removal of waste following the unfortunate fire at a cold storage facility on Columbus’ West Side. SWACO was saddened to learn of the fire and the on-going impacts to the neighborhood. As the operator of […]

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Opinion: A Call for Simple Solutions to Local Challenges

John Rush John Rush Opinion: A Call for Simple Solutions to Local Challenges

The fire at Dick Cold Storage on August 19th continues to plague Columbus’ West Side. While Franklin Township first responders and City of Columbus personnel did a great job containing the fire and protecting the community immediately after, bureaucracy has stained the cleanup process. Dick Cold Storage has been an anchor in my community for four […]

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