Midwest Recycling Center (MRC) Diverts Electronic Waste From The Landfill


Midwest Recycling Center (MRC) is a R2/RIOS Certified electronics recycler with four (4) locations in the State of Missouri.  MRC provides to its clients electronics recycling services, Information Technology Asset Disposition (ITAD), Data Destruction Services, and e-Waste Collection Events with the goal of properly diverting electronic waste from the landfill while offering convenient solutions to the ongoing issues of identity theft and environmental liability. 

MRC follows the mantra of Recycling, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”  Based on the requirements of each client, MRC either de-manufactures items down to a component level or finds a home for the item to be reused. Since reuse is the most environmentally friendly form of recycling, MRC tries to reuse items in the form of parts or as a working unit (as long as the client does not require the item be destroyed). Once all recycled material is broken down to a component level, such as circuit board, steel, aluminum, plastic, lead, etc., it is shipped to an EPA and R2 approved facility to continue processing into a commodity.  The raw material is then melted or smelted and recycled back into a new product. Since MRC has a zero-landfill policy, no material is landfilled. MRC provides documentation to show proper data destruction and/or recycling.

MRC provides e-Waste Collection Services to over 100 event hosts annually throughout the State of Missouri.  These are full-service events that allow attendees to remain in their vehicle while MRC associates unload their unwanted e-waste.  Most electronic equipment is accepted free of charge however fees are charged for some items including Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) and flat screen TV’s and Freon containing equipment.  Household appliances such as washer/dryers, stoves, and refrigerators/freezers are accepted, in addition to computers, printers, scanners, radios, audio equipment, and much more.  For more information about becoming an event host, please visit MRC’s website:  http://mrcrecycling.net/ and click the “Host an Event” link.  Fill out the brief questionnaire and MRC will prepare an event proposal specific to your event.