SWACO is accepting nominations for the sixth annual central Ohio Emeralds.

SWACO is accepting nominations for the sixth annual central Ohio Emeralds.

Each year, SWACO honors the best and most innovative local ideas in waste recycling through the Emerald awards program. Nominees may be local businesses, institutions, communities, individuals or students.

The award categories are Leadership; Small Business/Non-profit/Institution of the Year; Large Business/Non-profit/Institution of the Year; Good Neighbor; Environmental Education; Young and Green (high school students); and Community of the Year.

Nominations are due by midnight March 18. Nomination forms are available online at www. swaco.org/EmeraldNominationForm.aspx. To obtain a written form, or for information, call SWACO at (614) 871-5100.

Emeralds will be presented May 17 at the Ohio Union.