Who We Are


Our Story

It all got started in 2018, when Kelley McReynolds- then the location manager of Mid America Recycling’s Lincoln location- purchased his employer’s facility outright, creating Green Quest Recycling.  With a career of recycling management under his belt, Kelley saw an opportunity to expand the facility into what it is today.

Get to Know Us

As a team, we use our combined decades of experience in sanitation and recycling management to provide our community with an experienced materials recovery facility. But we’re not just Lincoln’s recycling experts. We’re parents and grandparents, dog lovers, and your neighbors down the street. We’re proud to have former U.S. service members on our team. We love the city of Lincoln, and it’s our pleasure to help keep it a greener place to live.

Kelley McReynolds

Owner, President

Originally from Des Moines, Kelley began his recycling career in 1995. He quickly moved up the ranks and has managed multiple plants around the country. These include Des Moines, New Orleans, and Houston. In 2014, he joined the Mid America Recycling team and became the General Manager/Managing Partner of its Lincoln NE facility. Four years later, he purchased the Lincoln facility and re-named it Green Quest Recycling. Kelley’s business keeps him busy, but he still somehow finds time to practice martial arts, play with his 3 pups, spend time with his son and new daughter-in-law, and head to Florida every year to check on his parents.

Brooklynne Southworth

Operations Director

Brooklynne has her Associates Degree from SCC, and Bachlor’s degree from UNK. She’s been with Green Quest since May 2021.

Brooklynne is engaged and enjoys concerts, playing volleyball, and is a dog mom to Loki, her sweet pomeranian puppy.

Michaela Fitzgerald

Safety Director

Michaela and her husband stay busy with their three children. She has been with Green Quest since October 2021, and is enjoying her first time role as Safety Director.

Michaela enjoys volleyball, spending time with friends and family, and watching her kids play volleyball and soccer