• Materials Processing

    Utilizing equipment to provide high
    market returns for our generators.

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  • Commodities Brokerage

    Understanding Domestic and International mill needs
    in order to meet their demand of commodities.

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  • Plastics

    Creating solutions in plastics recycling.

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  • Resource Management

    Waste reduction protects the environment
    by reducing the need for landfills.

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  • Materials Marketing

    Direct shipment to mills and end
    users equals maximum profits.

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  • Document Destruction

    Privacy, security, compliance,
    and risk mitigation.

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Complete Recycling Solutions

Commercial Recycling

Commercial Recycling Management

Mid America develops customized recycling and waste reduction solutions for businesses, municipalities, and other organizations. Please read more.

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Materials Marketing Solutions

Mid America offers 85 years of expertise in creating unique recycling solutions that maximize profits, and achieve consistent movement of your recycling commodities. Click to read more.


Client Recycling Support

Mid America’s client support team provides customers with recycling reports for inbound and outbound shipments, purchase orders, scheduling, grade breakdowns, and environmental statistics. Learn More.

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Innovative Programs

Mid America works hard to develop forward thinking recycling programs. Our creativity is key to the improvement of your sustainability efforts and zero waste reduction goals. Please Read More.

Our Tradition is Highly Motivated and Reliable Recycling.  Our Business is Relationships.

Based out of Chicago, Mid America Paper Recycling has served as a leader in the paper and plastics recycling industry for almost 90 years. With a dedication to innovation, our focus is to develop solutions to problems not yet known.  By developing newer and better ways to approach commercial waste management and recycling, we’ve continued expanding our operations to help set a direction for our customers as they evolve. From waste stream audits and materials processing to recycling program development and even equipment leasing, our goals are to increase your sustainability, make your program more efficient, increase your recycling revenues, and reduce your waste.

Getting to the forefront has taken hard work, staying at the forefront will require persistence.  We strive to set ourselves apart from other recycling companies by evolving along with new technologies, new equipment, and new and changing commodity specs.

We help your business—and set ourselves apart—by offering complete recycling solutions. From start to finish, Mid America Paper Recycling can evaluate your current situation and tailor a program to address your specific needs and concerns. Throughout the implementation of your recycling program, our managers, brokers, and client support staff provide reports, feedback, and problem solving, no matter the size and scope of your account.  The program development and ongoing account management is a true partnership between our clients and us, as our success only happens with your success.


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Contact Us

Mid America Paper Recycling

3865 West 41st Street
Chicago, IL 60632

Phone: 773-890-5454