SWACO has announced its new Recycling Convenience Center, which was opened in November of 2023, is expanding its list of accepted materials, including large computer monitors and more household hazardous waste such as oil-based, spray paints and latex-based paints.

The drive-up, self-service center was the first of its kind in Franklin County. It provides a convenient and accessible location for central Ohio residents to recycle a wide range of hard-to-recycle materials such as used oil, Styrofoam, batteries, electronics, clothing and food waste, mostly free of charge. Since its opening just four months ago, the center has serviced nearly 400 central Ohio residents and has diverted nearly 45,000 pounds of material from the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill.

“We are thrilled to report the impact our new Recycling Convenience Center has had on the sustainability and environmental vitality of our region,” said SWACO Executive Director Joe Lombardi. “We know our community cares about practicing more sustainable habits and lifestyles and SWACO will continue to do all we can, including growing this list of acceptable materials, to foster a more sustainable region. Earth Month is a great time to reflect and celebrate the impact we’re having, together.”

For more information, visit www.swaco.org