Grove City Record

Recycling facility, ‘green’ industrial park planned for southwest Franklin County


The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio has partnered with a Florida-based company on the construction of a comprehensive recycling facility and "green" industrial park in southwestern Franklin County.

Team Gemini of Orlando has agreed to lease 22 acres of SWACO land next to the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill to construct conjoined receiving and recovery facilities and 343 acres of SWACO land north of state Route 665, which will house Gemini’s green-energy industrial park.

Gemini will pay the waste authority $1,000 per acre annually once the facilities are constructed.

SWACO’s board of trustees approved the deal Monday, Jan. 8.

Gemini will spend $35 million total on both endeavors, which are expected to create 300 permanent jobs.

For more on this story, see the Jan. 17 editions of ThisWeek Community News.