The Solid and Infectious Waste Program minimizes solid, infectious and hazardous waste in the community. It is also responsible for regulating and enforcing disposal of waste into approved facilities, including landfills and incinerators. The program is also instrumental in educating the community and other agencies on adverse effects of open dumping in Franklin County by participating in the Environmental Crimes Task Force of Central Ohio. By providing these services, this division protects surface and groundwater from pollution.
- Inspect solid waste disposal facilities
- Inspect construction and demolition waste disposal facilities
- Inspect infectious waste generators and regulates infectious waste storage, treatment, transportation and disposal
- Organize community clean-up programs
- Maintain waste collector and waste hauler truck registration program
- Investigates Environmental Crimes
Clean-Up Success Story
A dump site that covered an acre of land and reached over 20 feet high at 1388 Stimmel Road in Franklin Township was cleaned up in March of 2013 thanks to a public-private partnership. A criminal investigation of this environmental crime continues but the clean-up could not wait.
A total of 22,520 cubic yards of waste was removed from the site. Watch the time-lapse video of this immense clean-up.
Partners in the clean-up included Franklin County Public Health, SWACO, Ohio EPA, City of Columbus, Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and Franklin Township.
Need to know where to properly get rid of solid, infectious and hazardous waste? Visit www.swaco.org.
Learn more about any set outdoor fire that does not vent to a chimney or stack.
All persons involved in collection and transportation of solid waste, construction and demolition debris, or yard waste to a facility for disposal, treatment, reprocessing and/or recycling within the Health District shall be required to obtain a registration through Franklin County Public Health.
FCPH participates in a task force to address environmental crimes. Learn more about the task force and FCPH's involvement and responsiblities.
To obtain a waste hauler registration, call (614) 525-3799 or visit Franklin County Public Health (280 East Broad Street, 43215), Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
List of Solid Waste Haulers
The Environmental Crimes Task Force of Central Ohio
Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio
Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Franklin County Sheriff's Office
Columbus Refuse Collection Division
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