Authority board members and Hunyadi also discussed the transition from a public agency-operated center to one run by a private company.
Hunyadi announced he has ordered a new scale for the center but is unsure when it will arrive. He is also unsure when he will be able to renovate the building because of the weather.
He hopes to have the center open and operating within a few months, he said.
He will continue to accept recyclables at the public drop-off site next to the Slack Street recycling center while the transition is under way, he said.
The renovations to the building should not interfere with the public dropping off items in the recycling bins on a large lot next to the facility.
The hours of operation for public drop-off will remain the same, Hunyadi said. The bins can be accessed from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
Hunyadi also would like eventually to switch to single-stream recycling at the public drop- off site. People would not have to sort their recyclables into different bins.
That usually increases the amount of material being recycled, Hunyadi said.
The recycling center also could begin accepting glass again soon, Hunyadi said. The authority was forced to stop accepting glass when the building was deemed unsafe for employees.
Authority staff members had operated a pulverizer in the building to crush the glass into fine particles. The particles then were given to people who wished to use it for decorative purposes.
The pulverizer could not be operated after the building was shut down.
Hunyadi is determining how many bins are needed for glass. He will likely stockpile the glass recyclables at the Slack Street center until he can find a use for the material, he said.
One possible use for the pulverized glass is to temporarily fill potholes in the recycling center parking lot and drop-off site.