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Since 1990, Midwest Fiber Recycling has been Central Illinois’ leader in full-service recycling options. Originally known as Weyerhaeuser Recycling in Normal and Decatur Paper Recycle Co. in Decatur, Midwest Fiber Recycling focuses on providing creative and effective solutions for its clients’ recycling needs.


Today, Midwest Fiber Recycling operates facilities in Bloomington-Normal IL, Decatur IL, Springfield IL, Peoria IL, Urbana IL, and Terre Haute, IN – and our service area extends throughout the Midwest. Combined, it owns more than 375,000 square feet of processing and warehousing facilities and processes over 300 MILLION pounds of recyclable materials each year!


In an effort to further support the needs of its clients, Midwest Fiber Recycling opened an additional division in 2003: Confidential On-Site Paper Shredding (C.O.P.S.). C.O.P.S. provides on-site, secure document shredding services for businesses throughout the area, including, purging and media/hard drive destruction services.


In 2011, the company grew exponentially with the construction of a new $8 million state-of-the-art single-stream Materials Recovery Facility at its Normal, Illinois location as well as the development of a community composting program. The single-stream expansion enabled the company to increase participation and make recycling easier for its Central Illinois residents. The community composting program offers Bloomington-Normal schools, restaurants, and local businesses the opportunity to compost food scraps verses throwing them in the trash.


Midwest Fiber acquired Data Management Services in Terre Haute, Indiana in 2013. The acquisition combined Data Management's expertise with Midwest Fiber's recycling capabilities. The companies' combined proficiencies will also lead to near and long-term growth opportunities, creating more "green jobs," and diversifying the types of commercial materials that can be recycled.


In July of 2017, Midwest Fiber was excited to announce the acquisition of Community Resource Inc (CRI) in Urbana, IL; a sales agreement combining two companies' capabilities, knowledgeable teams, and customized recycling services. Midwest Fiber was excited to purchase the operation from Matt Snyder, who began CRI with its recycling services to commercial and industrial customers in 1996. This acquisition will offer the Champaign-Urbana area additional recycling services, and give businesses the opportunity to reduce the amount of materials being sent to the landfill.


Recycling and composting diverted nearly 70 million tons of material away from landfills and incinerators in 2000, up from 34 million tons in 1990-doubling in just 10 years.