Keep Columbus Beautiful
Get information about local litter cleanups, graffiti prevention and removal, recycling, and beautification projects.
Modcon Living Tool Library Program
Residents in designated service areas have free access to 200 types of hand and power tools for home repair, maintenance, landscaping, and painting.
Learn about the recycling programs offered to residents by the City of Columbus. Also, check out SWACO's Recycle Right program.
How to fit recyclables into the container
Ever wondered how to fit all the recycling into the recycle container? In this humorous video we share a few tips as well as a few laughs. In collaboration with the GreenSpot program and Columbus Refuse Collection. You can also purchase an additional cart by calling 614-645-3111.
City of Columbus Waste Wizard
Don’t know how to recycle that item? The Waste Wizard offers assistance in finding locations to take that hard-to-recycle item.
Personal Emissions Calculator
Use this online calculator to gauge your personal greenhouse gas emissions, and get tips on how to reduce them.
Reduce Food Waste
Did you know that about 120,000 tons of food waste ends up in the landfill each year? You can help reduce this waste by managing leftovers, shopping smarter, and understanding expiration dates. For more tips on improving your food efficiency, check out GreenSpot member The Compost Exchange. More ideas from the Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative.
Home items that can be reused or repurposed
Check out ways to reuse yogurt tubs, take containers, toilet paper rolls, egg cartons, tin cans, empty lipstick containers, old towels, and more!
Going plastic free in the kitchen and bathroom
Reducing the amount of plastic in your life is good for the planet and our community. Watch Sara Gallaugher from Full Circle Source and Dave Celebrezze of GreenSpot take a deep dive on ways to go plastic free in the kitchen and bathroom.
There are many resources around composting. Get a compost bin at a discount through the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District Community Backyards Program. Learn how to do a "compost in a bottle" kids activity with SWACO.