Mervis Industries Transportation Manager, David Chapman describes the relationship between CSX and Mervis Industries in the August 2011 edition of the CSX Chicago Division Newsletter.
Now Mervis accepts household electronics for recycling at five convenient locations in Central Illinois and Indiana. We offer this valuable service to the community at no charge.
Please visit: 1) "What we don't buy" for a complete list of materials that we do not accept for recycling and 2) the following pages where all materials listed are accepted for recycling: "Non-ferrous (iron-free) materials", "Ferrous materials" and "Plastics".
Electronics are accepted at the following Mervis locations:
Illinois Recycling Locations & Hours
14 S. Henning Rd
M - F 8AM - 4PM
Sat 8AM - Noon
612 N. Logan St.
M - F 8AM - 4PM
Sat 8AM - 11:30AM
302 S. Market St.
M - F 8AM - 4PM
Sat 8AM - 11:30AM
Sol Tick & Company
1180 N 22nd St
M - F 7AM - 4PM
Indiana Recycling Locations & Hours
Goodman & Wolfe
1350 College Ave
M - F 8AM - 3:30PM
Sat 8AM - 11AM
Items We Accept
- Computers, Servers and Network Devices
- Monitors (CRT and Flat Screen)
- Printers (Inkjet, Laser and All-in-One)
- TVs (CRT, Flat Screen and Projection)
- VCRs & DVD Players
- Cell Phones and Smart Phones
We don't just recycle - we recycle the right way! We meet the highest industry standards to insure responsible recycling of electronic scrap materials.
Recycling Today and Editor Brian Taylor contacted Mervis Industries about a special article they wanted do for their June issue. The link below will take you to the article which showcases Mervis Industries and points out what makes Mervis different from all the other scrap recyclers in the country.
Mervis Industries received a special use permit from the Urbana City Council to build a recycling center at 3008 North Cunningham Avenue. The location was a former drive-in theater and is a 10-acre site that will include an 18-foot tall, 8,000 square foot metal building with truck dock and scale. Only five of the 10 acres will be used for the facility, the rest will be used for natural screening created by trees, bushes and flowers. Many existing trees will be salvaged and reused.
Open to the public, the new facility will offer residents and businesses a clean, convenient location to bring recyclable materials. The concept will be based on Advantage Recycling in Danville, Illinois. The recycling center will focus on being customer-friendly with easy in/easy out processing. The staff is also available to assist customers as they bring in materials. Material collected will be sorted and shipped off-site to be processed at one of Mervis’ locations in Illinois or Indiana.
Customers can drop off a variety of materials including appliances, automobiles, farm equipment, electronics and lead acid batteries. Also all types of metals including aluminum, brass, copper, scrap iron, and stainless steel will be purchased.
Mervis will continue operations at Marco Recycling in Champaign. Founded in 1930, Mervis Industries is a fourth generation, family-owned business and is one of the 20 largest recyclers in the U.S.
Facility focuses on customer service and giving back to the community.
Advantage Recycling, a division of Mervis Industries, opened on Earth Day, April 22, 2008. The facility offers residents a clean, convenient location to bring recyclable materials. The facility, located at the intersection of Henning Road and Route 150 in Danville, Illinois, will accept all types of metals including aluminum, brass, copper, scrap iron, stainless steel, and batteries.
The facility is focused on being customer-friendly with easy in/easy out processing. The new facility features a covered drive-through area for material drop-off. The staff is also available to assist customers as they bring in materials.
Advantage Recycling is committed to the community and to show their support they are making a monthly donation to a non-profit focused on children and/or education. "Advantage Community Rewards" will give customers an opportunity to make a donation to the charity of the month and Advantage Recycling will add five cents per pound. Each month a new non-profit will be the recipient of "Advantage Community Rewards".
For Contact Information and Hours of Operation, click here
Advantage Rewards Recipients:
May 2008 -- Boys and Girls Club of Danville
June 2008 - Prairieland Boys Scouts of America
July 2008 – TEEN Reach of Vermilion County
August 2008 – Fellowship of Christian Athletes
September 2008 – Danville Soccer Association
October 2008 -- Vermilion County Conservation District Foundation
November 2008 – Schlarman High School
December 2008 - Lynch Fire Department
January 2009 – Oakwood Elementary PTO
May 2009 - Boy Scouts of America Many Streams District
Mervis Earns Platinum Supplier Award from Wabash National Corporation
Mervis Industries was recently selected as one of the top suppliers by one of the nation’s premiere truck-trailer manufacturers. Mervis Industries received Wabash National’s platinum award.
The award is given to suppliers that demonstrate essential aspects of supply chain performance in delivery, quality, cost, innovation, and attitude. The award was given at the company’s recent annual supplier conference.
"We are very thankful for all of our suppliers who understand what a relationship
means to both companies, and those that have truly extended themselves to be a part
of the Wabash National family," said Steve Miller, Wabash National’s vice-president
of supply chain management.
Wabash National is a leading truck-trailer manufacturer, based in Lafayette, Indiana.
"In the current down cycle, performance in all aspects becomes the foundation
for survival," adds Todd Gish, leader for supplier development at Wabash National.
"At no other time has it been more important to recognize our supplier’s performance
as it is now."
Mervis Industries is proud of its long-standing partnership with Wabash National Corporation and other corporate partners.
Mervis Industries and their subsidiaries Marco Recycling and Advantage Recycling have partnered with the Common Ground Food Co-op and the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.
Beginning in October, 3,000 free reusable shopping bags were given away to Common Ground shoppers. Mervis provided the bags as a means to show the company’s support of recycling and reuse, and to support the Food Co-op in their new location in Lincoln Square Village in Urbana.
Additionally, throughout Common Ground’s grand opening in October, Mervis, Marco
and Advantage challenged the community to Operation CO-Operation: an effort to support
the Foodbank. Mervis matched every dollar donated by Co-op shoppers that week resulting
in a total of $2,713.14 given to Eastern Illinois Foodbank.