In July 2020, SWACO (The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio) was proud to announce a partnership to lease the 173-acre property that once served as Franklin County’s sanitary landfill site on Jackson Pike for the purpose of turning it into productive reuse as a solar energy facility.
What was once a closed landfill, now is evolving into a renewable green-energy point of pride for our region – a highly visual symbol of our city’s commitment to sustainability and to providing a cleaner, more sustainable and prosperous future for generations to come.
Upon completion, which is scheduled December 2022, this will be the largest solar array on a closed landfill site in the country, producing enough clean energy to power 5,000 homes.
Through SWACO, the closed landfill ultimately belongs to residents in the region, so it’s been our intent from the beginning to ensure those same local residents and business owners, large and small, benefit from the energy produced on-site. We are thrilled that our vision has become a reality through our partnerships with the city of Columbus.
From Trash To Cash…. Waste Can Turn Into Green Energy!
Source: Ty Marsh, dispatch.com
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