ALGONQUIN – A recycling business and a pet grooming business have plans to open along Algonquin Road.
The Get Green Corporation, an Aurora-based company, plans to open a recycling drop-off center at 1035 Algonquin Road in a vacant building that formerly housed a manufacturing company.
The Algonquin location will serve as a recycling buy back facility, as materials will be collected and bundled, and then shipped to a processing center in Aurora, Village Planner Katie Parkhurst said.
The location will collect metal, white goods with a certificate that all Freon has been removed, and electronics. Customers would will drive their vehicles into the building, unload, and then drive out.
The roughly 20,000 square-foot building was formerly the Peters Micro Matic Products.
Get Green plans to keep the structure of the building the same, but the front facade is set to receive an upgrade. Brickwork will be added, and the garage doors will be painted green. An existing shed would be taken down.
"It's a massive improvement," said Village President John Schmitt.
The business will have five employees on site.
Owner Danny Meyers said he hopes to open in August. He would not disclose how much he is investing into the property.
Algonquin would be his third satellite location for the company.
"We'll separate into categories on skids and gaylord [boxes] and it will be shipped out to our other processing plant in Aurora," Meyers said. "We're going to segregate as much as we can here, to take away from labor on the other end. It's really a more of a feeder yard for our Aurora plant."
The village also is considering a new pet grooming business.
Daniel and Angela Cords of Huntley plan to open Clips 'N Wiggles in a vacant space at the Square Barn Commons at the southwest corner of Square Barn and Algonquin Roads.
The location is close to multiple subdivisions.
When the business opens, the staff will consist of the Cords family, but would add more groomers as the business grows. There will be room for four stations for groomers, Angela Cords said.
"It's a booming business," Angela Cords said.
Daniel Cords will serve as the groomer, and Angela Cords will serve as the office manager.
Daniel Cords has worked as a groomer for four years.
The couple plans to spend about $50,000 to get the business up and running in the 1,050 square foot space. They hope to open in June.
Both businesses need special use permits from the village in order to open. The Village Board is scheduled to vote on whether to issue those permits on May 6.