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