SWACO Update - Winter 2018

Winter 2018

E-Newsletter 2017
Ty Marsh

Executive Director's Update: Ty Marsh

SWACO is beginning 2018 with great momentum - a higher diversion rate, firming up strategic goals for the future,  responding to the public opinion poll, and securing a $51 million budget to support a greater level of service. Read more


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Waste Reduction Grants Awarded

Eleven deserving community waste reduction programs have been awarded funding for 2018. Grants include the support of food waste composting, water bottle filling stations, enhanced recycling and fresh food preservation for those in need and more. Read more

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New Recycle Right Initiative Begins

Grove City, Urbancrest and Jackson Township begin a pilot program to launch a new recycling education initiative with 14,000 single-family households. Increasing the rate of recycling from 46.5% to over 50% is a program goal. Read more

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Consortiums Expand Services with Competitive Rates

SWACO offers communities increased negotiating power when contracting for solid waste, recycling and yard waste collection services. Lockbourne, Upper Arlington, and Sharon, Brice and Norwich Townships are seeing benefits. Read more

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2017 Fall Diversion Events a Success

Collection and recycling events for unwanted medications and political signs are becoming increasingly popular. SWACO has partnered with law enforcement, the City of Columbus, Franklin County and businesses to make a real impact. Read more


New Management Team Members Join SWACO

Director of Administration Jeff Wilkins, Fleet Manager Bill Burns and Programs Manager Andrew Booker join SWACO's management team. Read more