Keep It Clean

    Hoover Crop  

Simple steps you can take at home to  prevent water pollution .

Take a Tour

Watershed Signage

Signage installed at Griggs, O'Shaughnessy & Hoover Reservoirs invites park visitors to  take a self-guided tour along the shoreline & learn about the green infrastructure installed there.

Rain gardens, porous pavement & more can improve the quality of storm water entering the reservoirs that supply our drinking water.

Non-point Source Pollution

Stormwater Runoff

Protect our Waterways
Illustration Courtesy of NCDENR

Reuse, Recycle, and Dispose of Hazardous Waste

Please visit the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District website or click on one of the links below for more information. 

Reuse and Recycling Solutions:
Ohio Materials Market Place offers an online platform allowing businesses and organizations to connect and find reuse and recycling solutions for waste and by-product materials. Service is free. Visit The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) manages the Ohio Materials Marketplace with support from the US Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Dispose of Hazardous Materials:
Business owners can visit Environmental Enterprises, Inc., a local environmental services company specializing in industrial and hazardous waste management. They accept nonflammable adhesives and caulks, paints, stains, thinners, and aluminum paint. Call ahead to ensure available times, locations and costs for drop off, or to arrange pick up at 1-800-722-2818 or local, 614-294-1300. 249 Essex Ave Columbus, OH 43201.  

Home owners can contact SWACO, which provides free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal services for all Franklin County residents. Hazardous wastes can easily be identified by looking for key words on the container such as poison, danger, caution, flammable, corrosive, or use in a well-ventilated area.  

SWACO operates a permanent Household Hazardous Waste Center located at: 
645 E. 8th Avenue 
Columbus, Ohio 43201 
(The corner of E. 8th and Essex Avenue) 
Phone: 614-294-1300 

Household Hazardous Waste