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Metro Waste Authority forges ahead with risky $24 million proposed MRF despite upcoming budget shortfalls from pandemic (June 2020)

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MAR-MWA Flier: Why a new public MRF in the Des Moines Metro doesn't make sense (or cents) (August 2019)

Des Moines Register - Brian Meng Op-Ed: Don't waste millions on a new recycling facility (October 2019)

MAR CFO Curt Lack's presentation to Metro Waste Authority Board of Directors (February 2020)

MAR letter about new MRF sent to Metro mayors, council members, and supervisors (June 2020)

Mid America Recycling responds to upcoming vote concerning highly controversial Metro Waste Authority MRF (February 2020)

Mick Barry, President of Mid America Recycling, Re-Elected Chair of National Recycling Coalition Board of Directors (September 2019)

Mick Barry, President of Mid America Recycling, Elected Chair of National Recycling Coalition Board of Directors (January 2019)

Mid America Recycling sells Lincoln Operations to General Manager Kelley McReynolds; Mid America Recycling-Lincoln changes its name to Green Quest Recycling, LLC (November 2018)

Mick Barry, Mid America Recycling President, Elected to National Recycling Coalition Board of Directors (September 20, 2017)

Mid America Recycling Partners with On-Site Information Destruction for Shredding Services (February 2016)

Waste Management’s Des Moines Recycling Facility Sold (June 2015)

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