SWACO provides assistance to the 41 communities in its solid waste district in a variety of ways.
In 2005, SWACO created the Community Consortium Program to help communities get the best rates possible for their curbside trash, recycling and yard waste collection services. By grouping multiple communities into a consortium, SWACO can use a collaborative bidding process to negotiate better contracts and save money.
In 2018, SWACO worked closely with 10 communities that participate in the Community Consortium Program to obtain the most competitive pricing for their recycling collection services. All 10 executed new three-year waste-hauling contracts for the period between 2019 and 2021.
In addition, SWACO provides technical assistance to individual communities as they bid out for contracts. In 2018, SWACO helped three communities – Sharon Township, Norwich Township and the village of Lockbourne – with their contract bidding and negotiations, resulting in an additional 900 households that participate in the curbside recycling program.
SWACO will continue working in 2019 with the members of its three consortiums as well as other communities that can benefit from SWACO's solid waste and recycling expertise when bidding out their service contracts.
Learn more about our Community Consortiums