Midwest Recovery to hold scrap metal, appliance drop-off

People interested in getting rid of their unwanted appliances and scrap metal have their chance Saturday.

Midwest Recovery, of Bondurant, will be in Marshalltown from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday collecting everything from old appliances to electronics.

The company will be set up in the old EconoFoods lot – just west of Fareway – at 909 S. Second St.

Samantha Wall, an employee with Midwest Recovery, said the company is environmentally friendly because rather than taking the old parts and appliances to the landfill, it recycles them.

“We de-manufacture them and then we take the parts and separate them, and then they’re melted down and reused,” she said.

Acceptable items include: water heaters, dishwashers, refrigerators, riding lawn mowers, batteries, VCRs, cell phones, humidifiers, washers, dryers, stoves, air conditioners, push mowers, video game consoles, printers, exercise equipment, freezers, furnaces, microwaves, grills, DVD players, copiers and general scrap metal.

According to Midwest Recovery, the company does not accept appliances filled with food, paint, chemicals, tires, carpet, plastics, or wood furniture.

Wall said everything is free, but there are additional charges for propane tanks and TVs.

Propane tanks cost $5 and TVs and monitors can cost anywhere from $7 to $27 depending on the size of the screen, Wall said.

There will be people to help unload the scrap metal and appliances.

Wall said this is a great way to help the environment and get rid of most of your old junk for free.

“It’s a good thing to drop it off because it all gets recycled and reused,” she said. “We take them for free and recycle them so you can feel better about the environment.”

For more information, visit midwestrecoveryofiowa.com or call 515-957-8000.