Ty Marsh, executive director of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio
Ty Marsh, executive director of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio

SWACO executive director announces retirement

Ty Marsh has led the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio for the past eight years.

January 14, 2022

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO), Columbus, Ohio, has announced that SWACO Executive Director Ty Marsh plans to retire March 31. Marsh has served as SWACO’s executive director for the past eight years.

According to a news release from SWACO, Marsh was hired by the SWACO board of trustees in 2013 and since then has been responsible for strategic changes at SWACO and the solid waste district. SWACO says its district has a recycling rate of 51 percent as well as a municipal solid waste landfill with more than 40 years of capacity remaining to serve the public.

“Director Marsh has accomplished much in his tenure with SWACO, setting a clear strategic direction for the future of solid waste disposal, recycling, waste reduction and diversion for our community,” says Susan Tilgner, chair of the SWACO board of trustees. “His retirement is well deserved, but he will be missed.”

In his remaining months with SWACO, Marsh says he plans to focus on initiatives where the goals of environmental protection and economic security intersect.

“It has been a great honor to be part of SWACO’s transformation from an organization solely focused on landfill operations to one that is leading the conversation and efforts around community sustainability,” Marsh says. “With a strong foundation and clear plan for progress in place, I am excited to see how SWACO can seize the opportunities before our community in the years ahead.”

SWACO’s board of trustees will conduct an open search for its next executive director. The group has hired Ohio-based Strategic HR and Direct Effect Solutions to recruit potential candidates.