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Electronic recycler opens June 26

MRC Recycling will acccept anything that has a cord or takes batteries, plus many more items.
Jun 17, 2013

MRC Recycling, an R2 nationally certified electronic recycler, is holding a grand opening noon to 7 p.m. June 26 for its new location in Fairfield.

MRC Recycling will be providing hot dogs, hamburgers, soda and water throughout the day.

The location in the 100 block of South 23rd Street was provided by the city of Fairfield to offer a convenient solution to the ongoing need for electronic recycling in the area.

The 4,000- to 6,000-square-feet building first served as Bell’s Honda motorcycle dealership then as Chappell Studio/Marathon Foto. It set empty for several years after being donated to the city.

MRC will lease the building for two years at $1 per year and then have the option to purchase it for $15,000, and get a three-year tax abatement for new construction.

MRC Recycling is open to anyone needing to recycle electronics.

All electronics are accepted free of charge with the exception of CRT and console televisions. Televisions under 27 inches will cost $15 to recycle, while televisions more than 27 inches will cost $35. The fee is due to the expensive cost of properly recycling the large amounts of leaded glass from the screens.

Examples of accepted items include computers, monitors, keyboards, speakers, mice, modems, servers, phones, cell phones, printers, copiers, ink cartridges, laptops, DVDs, CDs, cords, cables, blenders, microwaves, toaster ovens, stoves, refrigerators, water heaters, air conditioners — MRC is Freon certified — vacuum cleaners, rechargeable batteries, security equipment, restaurant equipment, lab/medical equipment and more.

Lawn and garden equipment also will be accepted as long as the gas and oil are removed. Any data containing devices are wiped with a seven pass Department of Defense compliant software system to ensure the protection of sensitive information.

In addition to its new location in Fairfield, MRC also has locations in the Missouri cities of St Louis, Barnhart, Park Hills, Jefferson City, Independence and Cape Girardeau.

“This is their first venture in Iowa,” Fairfield Economic Development Association executive director Tracy Vance said in July.

MRC was set to start with two to five employees and could grow to 10 or 15 employees.

Today, with National R2 certification, MRC is providing electronics recycling to residents, schools, universities, hospitals, Fortune 500 companies, as well as the state and federal government. It is MRC’s goal to provide a cost-free recycling solution protecting its clients from environmental liability and identity theft, while strictly adhering to all laws and regulations.


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