Press Room

Welcome to the Mid America Recycling Press Room.  Visit often to get the latest information about what’s happening at Mid America Recycling!

Note to Media: If you do not see what you need, please contact Mick Barry, President of Mid America Recycling at (515) 778-6690 or

News Releases

Mid America Recycling - Thinking Globally, Acting Locally - Strictly Business (January 1, 2018)

Environmental Impact in Lincoln, NE 2017 - Strictly Business (December 1, 2017)

Repealing Bottle Bill Could Create More Work For Processing Plants - WHOTV (September 25, 2017)

Iowa's 5-cent bottle law is targeted for repeal by business lobbyists - Des Moines Register (September 24, 2017)

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

Kelley McReynolds, MAR-Lincoln General Manager, highlighted as "Star City Six" - Strictly Business (July 1, 2017)

Mid America Recycling Increases Capabilities With Addition of Machinex Unit - Strictly Business (February 1, 2017)

City will ban cardboard at landfill - Lincoln Journal Star (January 20, 2017)

Sorting recyclables no small task: It takes a 2-story tall machine - Lincoln Journal Star (November 22, 2016)

Mid America Recycling Hosts America Recycles Day Tour, Highlights how new sorting machine makes recycling more efficient in Lincoln (November 15, 2016)

MAR-Lincoln Earns "MRF of the Moment" Recognition for Single Stream Retrofit (November 2016)

Mid America Recycling Single Stream Processing System Highlighted in Metro Waste Authority & Science Center of Iowa Video ( August 2016)

Mid America Recycling Installs Imabe Baler - Recycling Today (July 2016)

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

Waste Management sells D.M. recycling plant (June 2015)

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

Waste Management sells Des Moines, Iowa, MRF (June 2015)

Management Team Buys Mid America Recycling Iowa Unit from Waste Management (June 2015)

Midland Recycling changing name to Mid America Recycling 6.8.15 - Lincoln Journal Star (June 2015)

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