Former Sears store to be recycled

January 24, 2012

The former Sears store at Rolling Acres Mall is going to be reused as a recycling center. City Council approved an ordinance at Monday's meeting that will allow Pinnacle Recycling of Barberton to convert the former retail store into a facility for sorting, cutting, shredding and bailing paper and plastics. The company expects the operation to create 22 jobs initially with growth to 30 employees. Also Monday Council approved Community Health Center's plan to establish a residential treatment facility at 838 Coburn Street for women with substance abuse issues. Chief Executive Officer Ted Ziegler told Council the non-profit organization will spend $125,000 to $150,000 on renovations and add 20 new employees to staff the facility.

Jan. 23, 2012 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.