HERE ARE THE TOP TWO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS!
“WHAT’S IS THIS PLACE?” and “WHAT DO THEY DO THERE?”
Macon County’s extended employment sheltered workshop program, does business in our community as Macon Diversified Industries, INC and we are often referred to as MDI.
MDI is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established in October of 1985.
Our nonprofit mission is to contract with businesses, or to create community service operations, to provide jobs and employment choices for people with disabilities. We sustain ourselves by operating in valuable community service operations, like the MDI Recycle Center and the Timeless Treasure thrift store. Both these operations are ran on public donation of goods.
Timeless Treasure is open Monday – Friday from 9am-3:30pm with a late close on Tuesdays of 6pm.
Severe weather conditions do affect our hours and we do observe some Holidays. If in doubt, call first! (660) 385-3111
Without your generosity, your participation and your support, MDI cannot sustain itself. You support our employment mission…
- By donating household goods for resale in the thrift store
- By shopping at Timeless Treasure thrift store;
- By living the lifestyle of a “recycler” and donating your recoverable waste;
- By gifting a monetary donation to cover daily expenses or help purchase tools, equipment, office and cleaning supplies;
- By contracting with MDI for production services;
- By offering your professional services or that of your business’
- By telling others about MDI and about its beneficial community services and important mission of employment.
MDI’s employees and staff members are so very thankful to have the support that we do from the kind people in our community. “FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS… THANK YOU!”
You can control the necessity of multiple weekly visits by breaking down your cardboard boxes. MDI will work with you to find the right weekday for your collection visits according to your needs and may be able to place a bin on your property.
Large businesses with large weekly volumes can negotiate contracted collection services; especially if there are multiple materials types involved.
Just give us a call to set up an account, at (660) 385-3111, Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm.
Please DO NOT include any other type of aluminum products in your bags of beverage cans.
The litter waste created by shred materials escaping its container creates a significant problem for the storm water drains at MDI and for the community.
MDI must concentrate on more lucrative recoverable waste types to sustain our operations.
- Clothing of all kinds and in any condition
- Other fabric made items like bedding, curtains, tapestries, rugs
- Stuffed toys and fiber filled items;
- Any leather made goods like handbags, purses, belts;
- Fabric made goods like luggage, handbags, grocery bags, book bags;
- All types of footwear.
We examine each item to see if it can be sold in the thrift store first and if not, we separate these things and bale them up for sales to recycling mills. These kinds of recyclables can be in any condition, but please do not donate textiles that have been soaked in flammables!
Sometimes our buyers will reprocess clothing and footwear, since some of it is still reusable. They even sell good clothing to third world countries, where good used clothing is a precious commodity.
There are a few exceptions, so please visit our Unaccepted Recyclables page for a list of “No No Items”! When donating, remember, if YOU wouldn’t BUY it, in the condition it’s in, we won’t want it.
All donations are subject to the scrutiny of management and we reserve the right to refuse any donation presented.
We will give you a FAIR AND REASONABLE VALUE for your donation of goods for our thrift store, but we are only allowed to use our in store prices for estimations. We do not mean to offend anyone, but there ARE limits to what we can offer.
Recoverable waste donations are a market commodity and cannot be included, as they have no instant value.
Educating others, about our employment mission and about our community service operations, is a great way for us to recruit people into customers. Whether you’re looking for a full one hour educational presentation with a slide show, or just something small to fill in that fifteen minute gap in a meeting, just let us know.
Call (660) 385-3111, Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm.
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Love your recycle center!
This is a great way to recycle. The people working there come right out with a smile to help you unload. The store clerk is always there to welcome you in and very helpful; it's nice to shop where people care.
Thanks for making it so much easier for me to recycle at home with the yellow bin at WalMart! And my wife loves your thrift store, Timeless Treasure too. She shops there for a lot of our clothing needs and finds great bargains.
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