By taking just a few minutes to recycle right, you help to reduce pollution, contribute to clean water, conserve limited natural resources and reduce central Ohio’s reliance on landfills.
Seventy percent of all the material that comes to the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill could have been diverted through recycling or composting. That material also has value. When you take the time to recycle right, you help to protect the environment and reduce your reliance on the landfill. The benefits of those efforts will extend far beyond protecting our air, waterways and natural resources.
Supports more than 370 businesses in Central Ohio.
Creates 5,000 jobs in Central Ohio.
Supports 10 times more jobs than landfilling.
Extends the life of landfills and slows the need for costly construction of new landfill space.
With our population projected to grow by 1 million over the next three decades, we will be faced with figuring out what to do with twice the amount of waste we’re creating today as a community.
SWACO wants to help.
SWACO has established a goal of helping Franklin County residents and businesses divert 75% of our waste away from the landfill by 2032. We know that residents and businesses want to do their part. According to our public opinion poll:
We’re in this together.Recycle & Reuse Search Tool
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Have a question about what’s accepted or not accepted for recycling in Franklin County? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.Frequently Asked Questions
Our Recycling and Reuse Search Tool connects you with hundreds of locations to find the best place to donate, recycle, compost or safely dispose of a wide range of items.Find a recycling site near you
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