SWACO Update - Fall 2016

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Executive Director Update: Ty Marsh

SWACO is leading three major public processes that strive to reduce the cost of waste disposal, increase technologies to recycle more and generate income, and extend the life of the landfill beyond the next two generations. The results of two studies will assist SWACO in moving forward.

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SWACO and Battelle Report Assesses Best Practices to Recoup Value from Landfilled Materials

To keep as much solid waste from entering the landfill, and generate revenue opportunities from the district’s solid waste, SWACO consulted with Battelle Memorial Institute and Resource Recycling Systems to study future potential.

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Take the Website Survey

With more than 300,000 visitors a year going to www.SWACO.org, the website has become the go-to place for information and education. As SWACO continues to strive for excellence in communication we would like to know how we could improve the website.

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Special Recycling Activities Announced

Plastic bags, household hazardous waste, prescription medications and political signs all have one thing in common – they can be easily recycled. Mark your calendar for these upcoming community drop-off opportunities.

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Get the Scoop on Fall Recycling

Fall provides an opportunity to focus on recycling, especially yard waste. SWACO dedicates $1.5 million annually to provide curbside yard waste recycling at no cost for Franklin County residents. Compost, curbside and drop-off options are available.

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Consortiums Provide Lower Costs, More Services

For over a decade, SWACO has assisted Franklin County communities in competitively and collaboratively bidding for waste and recycling services. Grove City, Urbancrest and Jackson Township will review contracts this fall and expand residential recycling services.

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The Landfill Tour - An Eye Opener for Many

Thousands of students and adults visit the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill each year and walk away with a new appreciation for the technical and environmental expertise needed to dispose of the area’s waste. For many it is a life- changer.

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Local and National Conversations

SWACO is creating and participating in the dialogue at key organizations near and far - The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Summit on Sustainability, National Municipal Roundtable and GroveCity2050 to name a few.

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Getting the Word Out- Festivals and Food

SWACO is working hard to make central Ohio a leader by turning up the volume on issues involving diversion and waste reduction, while providing program grants to put it into action.

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Award Recognizes Financial Reporting Excellence

SWACO has received the Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction from State Auditor Dave Yost. The award is presented for SWACO’s excellent, ‘clean’ and accurate record keeping, with a demonstrated commitment to accountability.

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GreenSpot Highlights Library Sustainability

Not only has the Columbus Metropolitan Library been recognized as the ‘best library in the country’, the organization is also known for their serious approach to sustainability. GreenSpot recognized the Library’s successes this month.

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Join the SWACO Team

Passionate about recycling, composting, the environment, or waste management? Visit the SWACO website to review open positions and apply today, we are hiring!  

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