Recycling a vacant space

Glenville redemption center planned at former auto shop

— The bottles are planned to be stored in the basement of the building, but the main concern expressed by the commission was possible runoff from remaining fluid in redeemed cans, which could go into the floor drains.

“The only floor drain they had in the building was what was a car wash at one time,” said Herba. “The floor drain that was there, that was a self contained car wash.”

Fluid from the car wash would go through the drain to a container outside and then possibly be reused, said Herba. He said all the floor drains had been blocked off and the container has also been removed.

Commission member Kurt Semon said the center could end up seeing a lot of volume and from talking to a previous redemption center owner, he said cleanliness could become an issue. The hopeful business owners assured the commission the site would remain clean, but it would to be incumbent on people redeeming the cans and bottles to clean them out.

“I think this could actually be successful,” said Semon.

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