Americans throw out enough iron and steel to supply all the

nation’s automakers on a continuous basis.

How we Became Your Recycling Headquarters

Mack’s Recycling dates back to the year 1955. Founded by Paul McCartney from Urbana, Illinois, it has remained locally owned and family operated for nearly 60 years. Starting with one location on Kerr Avenue in Urbana, Mack’s Recycling has since expanded to a second location. In 1996, Mack’s Twin City Recycling opened its doors on Lincoln Avenue. In the more recent years, we have undergone renovations to better service our customers. These changes have made our business a cleaner and environmentally friendly recycling center. With the remodeling of the facilities came a convenient drive-thru service, which makes recycling with Mack’s Twin City easier than ever.

Our business is in its fourth generation and has continually transferred our family values of honesty, dependability, and generosity into our everyday business operations. We set ourselves apart from our competitors by providing a friendly and knowledgeable staff, as well as playing an active role in the community.  Furthermore, unlike other recycling businesses in surrounding areas, at Mack’s Twin City Recycling the owner plays a vital role. Ken Mathis and Bob McCartney are hard at work each and every day in order to provide recycling services to those in need. Our customers appreciate being able to go directly to the man in-charge with any questions.

In December of 2013, the recycling center on North Lincoln Avenue was destroyed by a late night fire. Although, it was quite the devastation, "Starting it Over" is our motto and that is just what we've done. The outpouring of well wishes and support has been overwhelming. We will be forever grateful for the hard work of emergency first responders and all of our family and friends. Thanks to them, we were able to reopen for business in 11 days. We would not have been able to do so without you all, so thank you. Mack's Twin City Recycling can now be found right next door to where the original building once stood. We continue to offer the same fast, curtious service our family has provided for decades; we have even added free drop off for household recycling items like paper and plastic. Please come see us for all your recycling needs, large or small.

Mack's Twin City Recycling has been fortunate enough to call Central Illinois our home since conception, which would not have been possible without the support from great surrounding communities. We offer the most competitive prices and are always conscious of what is in the best interest for you. Mack’s Twin City Recycling values each customer and we strive to satisfy all your unique recycling needs. As we continue to grow, it is our goal to remain community-driven and customer oriented in the years to come. Thanks for the nearly 60 years of business, Central Illinois!

Ken Mathis, CEO/President

Bob McCartney, Vice President

Corey Mathis, Operations Manager

Nikki Byrnside, Office Manager

Jamie Mathis, Office Associate

Aaron Mathis, Office Associate

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Mack's Twin City Recycling
2808 North Lincoln Avenue
Urbana, IL 61802