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Waste Disposal Overview

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.

What We Do

OEPA Solid Waste Rules
View FCPH's comprehensive Solid Waste Regulations

Inspectors and Areas Served

View the list of Inspectors and the areas they serve.

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.

Getting Rid of Solid, Infectious & Hazardous Waste

Need to know where to properly get rid of solid, infectious and hazardous waste? Visit

View a list of landfills, construction and demolition sites, and composting facilities.

Open Burning

Learn more about any set outdoor fire that does not vent to a chimney or stack.

Waste Hauler Registration Information

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.

View FCPH's Regulation 101

Environmental Crimes

FCPH participates in a task force to address environmental crimes. Learn more about the task force and FCPH's involvement and responsiblities.


Waste Hauler Registration Form
Waste Hauler Modification Form

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.

Helpful Links

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
Crime Stoppers
Keep Columbus Beautiful