CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Recycling has increased so quickly over the last few months that West Virginia Recycling Services Director George Hunyadi has hired seven new full-time employees and expanded to two shifts.
Combined with the two employees that started with Hunyadi and five part-time employees who have also been hired, the recycling operation on Slack Street now employs 14 people, Hunyadi told Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority board members Tuesday.
The recycling center has added a second shift to help process material. Residents can now drop off items 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, Hunyadi said.
Hunyadi said work continues with municipalities, organizations and businesses to help increase capacity at the recycling center.
"There's all kinds of momentum in the cities," he said.
The company took over the recycling facility from the county earlier this year, turning it into a private operation. In return, the authority receives a percentage of the company's revenues.
Hunyadi also said accepting glass at the recycling center hasn't posed any problems. The facility resumed taking glass at the beginning of June.