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Proposal to Change Trash and Recycling Procedures

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From The Dispatch: SWACO proposal would aid Columbus’ budget, landfill, but residents could foot bill By Barbara Carmen City and neighborhood leaders say they’ll consider proposals to regionalize recycling, yard-waste collection and possibly trash pickup as Columbus prepares to ask voters to raise the income tax. Giving the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio control […]


SWACO Announces Finalists for Emerald Awards

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Finalists for SWACO’s 4th Annual Central Ohio Emerald Awards have been announced (see attached list). This year’s winners will receive their green recycled glass trophies from SWACO Executive Director Ron Mills and SWACO Board of Trustees President Bradley Frick on May 12 at the Emerald Awards luncheon at the Aladdin Shrine Center at Easton (11:30am). […]

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SWACO sets recycling record in 2008

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Press Release: Residents of Columbus and Franklin County continue to recycle in record numbers at the 200 SWACO Recycling Drop-Off locations.  Collections for 2008, show 12,944 tons (or 2,588,800 pounds) delivered to the Drop-Off centers.  That is a 21% increase over the 10,755 tons collected in 2007 at the SWACO locations.  Numbers for 2009 are […]


Auto fleets envisioned filling up at the landfill

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The Dispatch wrote Auto fleets envisioned filling up at the landfill Sunday, October 26, 2008 BY DEAN NARCISO A mountain of rotting food, paper and refuse is the backdrop as Ron Mills watches a colleague fill the Honda Civic with natural gas. Depending on gasoline prices, the fill-up could be a bargain at $2 a […]


‘Green’ programs pushing landfill into the red

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The Dispatch wrote ‘Green’ programs pushing landfill into the red Wednesday, August 6, 2008 BY BARBARA CARMEN The cost of dumping trash in central Ohio will go up $2 a ton next year, while landfill officials consider new ways to pay for operations. The current system “is sort of a Catch-22,” said Bradley Frick, president […]


Downtown Recycling Pilot Program in the Works

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Capital Crossroads, The City of Columbus, SWACO, and The Ohio Department of Natural Resources are pitching together to potentially fund a new downtown business recycling program that could end up being a model for new recycling programs spread throughout other neighborhoods in the city. Nearly 40 businesses and building owners downtown are looking to participate […]


Trucking away your trash has its price

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The Dispatch wrote Trucking away your trash has its price Sunday, April 20, 2008 BY MARTIN ROZENMAN AND JIM WOODS Upper Arlington switched this month from using its own employees to pick up trash to a cheaper contract with a waste hauler. Unlike in Upper Arlington, where residents pay by the bag, people in some […]


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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!