He said he has a perfect site selected for a regional recycling center, 10 acres of land at the mouth of Campbells Creek near the Malden sewage treatment plant.
"That's about what it would cost to get the recycling center this county deserves," Steenstra said.
The dream facility would be about 120,000 square feet, he said.
Boone and Clay counties have both expressed interest in bringing recyclables to a regional center in Kanawha, he said.
Task force members will meet once a week at the Charleston Area Alliance building on Smith Street. They'll discuss things like the feasibility of a public/private partnership.
Hardy asked Steenstra if he believed private recyclers would be interested in helping fund construction of a center if they could utilize the facility as well. Steenstra was skeptical this would happen.
"Private recyclers in the valley aren't cheering us on to succeed because we're in competition with them," Steenstra said.
The task force members will divide themselves into subgroups to discuss various aspects of the problem. The subgroups will be formed at the next meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday.