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Columbus Curbside Recycling Program Unveiled

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Mayor Coleman and other city and community leaders unveiled their recommendations for a comprehensive curbside recycling program today. The program was put together utilizing information gathered from a recent community survey to gauge public opinion on various types of recycling options. The proposed plan calls for an alternating bi-weekly rotation between yard waste collection and […]


Kick Butt Columbus Cleanup Takes Place March 27th

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The annual city-wide litter cleanup known as “Kick Butt Columbus” takes place next Saturday, March 27th. Participants are scheduled to gather at Dodge Park in Franklinton at 8:30am and will be assigned to various highway ramp intersections around the city where cleanups will take place through 1pm. Event sponsors have formed “teams” in advance, but […]

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Where All of the Franklin County Trash Ends Up…

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Eight years ago, local artists, musicians and other creatives proposed a “Columbus Needs a Mountain” movement that suggested the idea of constructing a man-made mountain to give our flat region a bit of a geographical facelift. That effort didn’t gain a whole lot of traction, but we are still getting that mountain nonetheless. The new […]


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 […]


City budget solutions are not completely required

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From The Dispatch: Advisory group pitched $250 million worth to cover $120 million hole By Robert Vitale You might end up paying higher taxes. You might get a bill for trash pickup. You might see red-light cameras flashing off tickets at more intersections. But it’s unlikely that you’ll get hit all at once. The economic […]


Decision to cut yard waste may add to pollution

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From The Dispatch: Yard-waste decision may add to pollution By Spencer Hunt The city’s decision to cut yard-waste pickups will put more cars and trucks on the road, boost fuel use and increase air pollution in central Ohio. At the same time, grass clippings, leaves and twigs tossed into garbage cans will shorten the life […]


University District may be facing a trash crisis

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From The Dispatch: City’s cutbacks in bulk-trash pickup mean waste is more likely to accumulate in the campus area By Mark Ferenchik When Columbus laid off 13 bulk-trash drivers last week, it also ended daily treks by a truck that rumbled down University District alleys picking up couches and other large items. A truck still […]


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The Urban Living Tour returns (with strict safety guidelines) on Aug 30!