Who are we?
Mid America Recycling (MAR) began operations in 1979 in response to the passage of Iowa’s Bottle Bill. During the height of the company in the late 2000s, MAR expanded to become the nation’s largest privately held recycling company, with a value of $200 million through recycling over 1.5 billion pounds annually.

Following some buyouts and name changes, the original MAR management team reunited to buy back the company and return it to a steady, organic growth path within its geographic footprint. With more than 200 years of combined recycling experience among company owners and management, you can rest assured that MAR will grow.

Why Mid America Recycling?
MAR makes the process of recycling materials quick and easy. Our professional management, plant and administrative team has years of specialized experience in the recycling industry. We manage your resources so you can manage your business.

Our areas of expertise include:

 Deposit Container Recycling
 Comprehensive, Multi-Material Recycling
 Commercial & Residential Single Stream Recycling
 Specialized Recycling Equipment
 Transportation Services
 Waste Audits & Recycling Training