The Iowa Recycling Association (IRA) is a statewide non-profit serving its members who are vested in the recycling industry. Through ongoing communication, representation and education, the IRA strives to advance recycling practices across the state. Existing and potential members are invited to actively participate in upcoming events, attend Board meetings and take advantage of education opportunities. The IRA is continually evolving to better serve you. Let us know how we can help!

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Latest News

Markets improve again for residential recyclables

Rising prices continue into February, led by sharp increase in value of recovered plastics. Read more >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS:
New push to recycle in City of Spencer

With goal of diverting OCC and e-waste, Recycling Task Force hires Education Coordinator.
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Statehouses hit by bevy of bag bills

At least 16 states, including Iowa, have introduced bills related to bags this year.
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Upcoming Events

February 21 – Commercial Recycling: Drivers, Problems, and Solutions webinar

Register here.

March 16 – IRA Board of Directors meeting, Ames

Ames Public Library Auditorium, 10 a.m.
Program: Recycling at ISU, Bob Currie
Board meeting will follow program.
Members welcome!

March 30 – Iowa Grocery Association’s Build with Bags grant deadline

Learn more.