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solar eclipse glasses

Please don’t put solar eclipse glasses in with household recycling. Due to the mixed material nature of eclipse-viewing glasses, the glasses are not accepted as part of Franklin County’s curbside recycling program.

Instead, Franklin County residents should:

Collection locations include:

  • SWACO Recycling Convenience Center, 2566 Jackson Pike, Columbus
  • Columbus Waste & Reuse Center, 2100 Alum Creek, Columbus
  • Participating Columbus & Franklin County Metro Park Nature Centers at: 
    • Battelle Darby Creek, 1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway
    • Blacklick Woods, 6975 E. Livingston Avenue, Reynoldsburg
    • ​Blendon Woods, 4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Columbus
    • Highbanks, 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

If glasses are damaged and can’t be reused, or the recycling opportunities listed above are missed, solar eclipse glasses can be put in with household trash.

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