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

Expert: Major MRF investments are needed

The recycling industry must make large-scale facility investments to adapt to the fast-changing world of materials recovery, according to a longtime MRF consultant.

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Recycling industry unites with goal of addressing key issues

SWANA announces collaboration among various segments of recycling industry to define specific courses of action.

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Dubuque begins curbside electronics collection

Dubuque Resource Management Coordinator, Anderson Sainci, says the collection program is all about convenience. The electronics will be recycled by the DMASWA.

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Continuus Material Recovery acquires Des Moines-based ReWall

“ReWall has been a terrific example of innovative entrepreneurial spirit and we are grateful to bring their energy and drive into the Continuus team,” said Continuus CEO.

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Food waste on D.C. agenda and gaining momentum

Waste Dive explains where the US stands on federal food waste policy.

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Scott County weathers the storm

Kathy Morris discusses markets for recyclables and their effect on the Waste Commission of Scott County.

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Upcoming Events

July 20 – IRA member tour

SafeNetRx, West Des Moines. Tour at 10 a.m. All members welcome. Contact us with questions.

August 1 – APPLICATION DEADLINE

2018 IRA Recycling Excellence Awards

August 3 – IRA Networking Day

Des Moines. All the details!

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