Mid America Recycling spins off Nebraska location

Lincoln, Nebraska, plant now operating as Green Quest Recycling LLC.

November 2, 2018

Des Moines, Iowa-based Mid America Recycling (MAR) has announced that its Lincoln, Nebraska, location has been sold to that plant’s general manager and the new company has been named Green Quest Recycling LLC.

Former MAR Lincoln plant General Manager Kelley McReynolds, now the owner of Green Quest, says his company will operate in the building that housed the MAR operation and that was purchased by MAR in 2014 from Palmer and Sons Refuse.

“My staff and I are committed to using our experience and professionalism to create further growth and expansion in the Lincoln facility,” says McReynolds, who has been general manager since the facility was purchased by MAR in 2014.

Since taking over the Lincoln facility in 2014, management has increased the tonnage nearly threefold – from 800 tons per month to 2,300 tons per month, according to a MAR press release. In addition to streamlining processing and improving customer education, an Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality grant for single-stream recycling equipment helped make that change possible, according to the firm.

“Mr. McReynolds has had many major accomplishments in the recycling industry over the past two decades,” says Mick Barry, president of Mid America Recycling.  “We were proud to have him on our team and wish him well in this new venture.”

McRecynolds started his career with Weyerhaeuser Recycling in 1995 and moved to Mid America Recycling in 1998, to Greenstar Recycling in 2007 and then to Waste Management in 2013 before returning to MAR in 2014. He has held positions as traffic manager, plant manager and general manager and has managed recycling plants in Louisiana, Texas and Iowa.