Watkins said SWA members talked about several issues with Hunyadi, including his plans to purchase and lease equipment, his insurance policies and his staffing requirements.
"We would like it to be up and running by the end of December," Watkins said. "I think he can do that for $250,000."
Hunyadi said he has had problems this week in reaching contractors to work on the facility since many of them are out on hunting trips.
Watkins also said, "We need to be educating our community about the benefits of recycling."
The SWA has already been speaking with owners and groups associated with places like Laidley Tower, the Charleston Town Center mall and the Kanawha County school system.
Watkins believes Hunyadi's plans to reopen the Slack facility "is our best bet at this point. That does not preclude building a new building down the road. We thought about that, but could not make it work financially right now."
After the meeting, Hunyadi said, "We know what needs to be done. I hope we can get the roof fixed, concrete laid [to repair the floors] and electrical work done before winter really hits.
"If we have another couple of weeks like the last two, it will be great. This is like a baseball game. We are on third base, but have not scored yet. We are fine tuning things.
"We are interested in building the business. We also need to get local residents on board, so they feel like they want to do their part," Hunyadi said. "Recycling a thousand tons a month is our goal."
Reach Paul J. Nyden at pjny...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5164.