19665338-mmmainMEDINA, Ohio – Officials from Medina County’s three cities are intrigued by a proposal that would turn the former Central Processing Facility into a one-stop shop for mixed-waste recycling and upcycling.

The Optiva Group presented its plan to create the Medina Waste Mall at a joint meeting of the Medina, Brunswick and Wadsworth city councils at Medina City Hall last night.

Also in attendance were county officials, including Sanitary Engineer Amy Lyon-Galvin; representatives from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency; and interested community members and waste industry professionals.

Edmund Kwiecien, president and CEO of Optiva, explained that the waste mall would take residential garbage and transform it into recyclable materials, energy and new products – all at the former CPF site.

He compared it to a shopping mall, in which a large structure houses a variety of businesses, including anchors such as department stores and smaller shops that cater to more specific needs.

Optiva currently has six “stores” lined up to participate in the for-profit endeavor. Joining them at the presentation were Quasar Energy Group and Sherbrooke OEM.

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