Ohio recycling center opens

Officials celebrated the Poland Township Recycling Center opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Greenstar North America has officially opened its new recycling center in Poland Township, Mahoning County, Ohio.

The new facility will handle all residential commingled recycling generated in Mahoning County at the curbside and most of the materials collected from the community recycling drop-off sites. Thousands of tons of paper, cardboard, metal cans, glass bottles and plastic containers will be received and prepared for use in manufacturing of new products.

Greenstar invested $2.1 million to develop the recycling center. The investment was supported by a $250,000 matching grant by the Ohio Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention through a Market Development Grant administered by the Mahoning County Green Team. The proceeds were used to fund new recycling equipment.

Greenstar entered the Ohio market earlier this year with a long term contract to provide recycling services to the City of Cleveland. The recycling center in Mahoning County is an important next step in enabling comprehensive, economical and sustainable recycling services throughout Ohio.