Acceptable Materials

Plastic - All plastic bottles/containers #1-7 accepted. Labels do not need to be removed. (NOTE: please rinse all containers)

Glass - Clear, brown, green & blue glass bottles and jars in which food products are packaged. Labels do not need to be removed. (NOTE: please rinse all containers)

Paper - Newspaper with ad slicks, magazines, phone books, brown grocery (Kraft) bags, "junk" mail, chip board, corrugated cardboard, school and office paper.

Metals- Aluminum and bi-metal beverage cans, steel food/tin cans, Aluminum Foil, empty aerosol cans (tops removed). Labels do not need to be removed. (NOTE: please rinse all containers)


Not Acceptable Materials

Glass - Ceramics, window or drinking glass, light bulbs

Metals- Paint cans, coat hangers, steel scraps

Aseptic Containers - Gable-top cartons or paperboard cartons containing such items as milk, juice, fabric softener, egg substitute containers, frozen food cartons, frozen juice containers, etc.

If you have questions, please call The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio at 614-871-5100 Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


SWACO drop-off locations


Hamilton Township hall
State Route 317 and Lockbourne Road

Jackson Township hall
2620 London Groveport Road

Prairie Township Fire Department
123 Inah Avenue

Plain Township hall
4585 Reynoldsburg -New Albany Road

Pleasant Township hall
5373 Norton Road

Hamilton Township Park
5333 Lockbourne Road

Columbus City Fire stations:
2250 W. Broad Street 3555 Fishinger Road 3069 Parsons Avenue 211 McNaughten Road 2170 West Case Road 2193 Frank Road 4100 Sullivant Avenue 5151 Little Turtle Way 7560 Smokey Row Road 440 Lazelle Road 3675 Gender Road 3240 McCutcheon Road 5433 Fisher Road 5305 Alkire Road Mifflin Twp.-Station #131-485 Rocky Fork Blvd
Kroger stores:
1630 Morse Road 1350 N. High Street 3637 S. Hight Street 2525 Rome-Hilliard Road 5727 Emporium Square 1375 Chambers Road 1585 Georgesville Road 3675 E. Broad Street 850 S. Hamilton Road 560 E. Livingston Avenue 6095 Gender Road 150 W. Sycamore/Front St.
Home Depot stores:
6333 Cleveland Avenue 2480 Brice Road 5200 N. Hamilton Road
Meijer stores
5050 N. Hamilton Road 6175 W. Sawmill Road
Walmart stores:
Distribution Center, 3880 Southwest Blvd. 1693 Stringtown Road 1221 Georgesville Road 3657 East Main Street 3900 Morse Road
Metro Parks:
(Boxes located in maintenance area unless noted otherwise)

Three Creeks Metro Park
3860 Bixby Rd.

Sharon Woods Metro Park
6911 S. Cleveland Ave.

Blacklick Woods Metro Park
6975 E. livingston Ave.
(Located in the Nature City Parking lot)

Blendon Woods Metro Park
4265 E. Dublin Granville Rd.
(Located in the Nature City Parking lot)

Highbanks Metro Park
9466 Columbus Pike/
U.S. Route 23 North


Other Locations:
Indianola Plaza, 3600 Indianola Avenue 867 Mt. Vernon Avenue (King Arts Complex) Newman Center, 64 West Lane Avenue Godman Guild, 303 East 6th Ave. The Phoenix Golf Links, 3413 Jackson Pike Grove City Service Dept., 3262 Ventura Blvd. Grove City's The Big Splash, 2803 Southwest Blvd. YMCA (Urbancrest), 3500 1st Avenue Beta Theta Pi House, 165 East 15th Avenue