SWACO seeks alternate recycling center on Sawmill


The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio is looking to find an alternate recycling center on the Northwest Side.

SWACO officials learned last week that because of a change in the corporate structure at Meijer, the retail grocery chain has eliminated drop-off sites at 6175 Sawmill Road and 5050 N. Hamilton Road.

Home Depot, 5200 N. Hamilton Road, has agreed to accept recycling bins on the Northeast Side, but the elimination of nine containers at Meijer has left a huge hole in Northwest Columbus, SWACO officials said.

“Of course we were disappointed,” said Jodi Andes, SWACO spokeswoman.

“Meijer was a great partner for a long time,” she said.

“You had hundreds of devoted recyclers who told us in surveys they were avid shoppers at Meijer,” Andes said.

“We understand change happens, so we’ve been looking for alternative locations.”

Companies or landlords interested in becoming a drop-off location can call SWACO at 614-871-5100.