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A family-owned company, Midwest Fiber is the largest single stream processor in Central Illinois. Since 1990, Midwest Fiber has continued to provide a full-service suite of recycling options for businesses, schools and communities alike. With a service area that extends throughout the Midwest, Midwest Fiber operates facilities throughout Central Illinois in Normal, Decatur, Peoria, Springfield and Urbana; and also in Terre Haute IN. In addition to its full-service recycling services, Midwest Fiber operates a Food Scrap Collection program and a confidential document shredding division, Confidential On-Site Paper Shredding.

The Illinois Recycling Association is proud to have Midwest Fiber as a member every year.
Thank you, Todd Shumaker, for your continued support.
Members of the Illinois Recycling Association enjoy the benefit of spotlighting their Business, Government, Educational Institution or Not For Profit entity in a future Newsletter. If you would like to be featured, please send an email to
If you were a member for 2018, that membership expired 12/31/2018. Please re-join for 2019 to keep your information on our website. We have ambitious goals this year so please join so that the good work can continue to educate and inspire all of Illinois to Reduce, ReUse and Recycle.

Fire Risk in the Waste Handling & Recycling Industry
4/18/2019 1pm CT

US EPA's Waste Reduction Model (WARM)
5/9/2019 12N-1pm CT


The IRA Board of Directors currently has two (2) seats open. The time needed to devote to this worthwhile association is about 1-2 hours a week plus a once-a-month 2-3hr board meeting, call-in option available. Please consider becoming a board member. The IRA website at describes board activities, especially in ABOUT-BOARD OF DIRECTORS-COMMITTEES.
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Recycling News Links. Much news this past month in the recycling industry. Take a close look.

Gillette & TerraCycle Partner to Make All Razors Recyclable Nationwide

Letters in Response to Last Month's Article in The Atlantic Is This The End of Recycling?

More MRFs Upgrade to Survive Market Shifts

India Confirms Scrap Plastic Ban Will Be Delayed

Bridging The US-China Gap To Boost Plastics Recycling

Used Needles Put Recycling Workers at Risk

As Costs Skyrocket More US Cities Stop 'Recycling

How The Pentagon Recycles Its E-Scrap

Federal Battery Recycling Projects Move Forward

Most Styrofoam Isn't Recycled. Here's How Three Startups Aim to Fix That

Investments Contradict 'End of Recycling' Headlines

Entrepreneur Explains His Recycling Market Contest

Adidas Test to Sell Shoes Made of Ocean Plastic Was So Successful, They're Going Even Further

Pregnant Whale With Nearly 50 Pounds of Plastic in Stomach Found Dead in Italy
"Usually our criticism of others is not because they have faults but because their faults are different from ours."
Roger Eastman
Illinois Recycling Association, PO Box 6957, Villa Park IL 60181
708 358 0050