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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Recycling advocate calls for expansion of Bottle Bill

Cedar Rapids Gazette  and KWWL report on Bottle Bill panel discussion at IRA/ISOSWO Conference.

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Recycling Excellence award winners announced

The Iowa Recycling Association announced its 2017 award winners during the association’s annual conference on October 3. Five awards were presented.

Upcoming Events

November 7 – Association of Plastics webinar

2016 National Postconsumer Plastics Bottle Recycling Rate

November 16 – Solid Waste Educators Meeting, Cedar Rapids

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November 17 – IRA Board Meeting & Retreat, Cedar Rapids


WATCH: Bottle Redemption Law Panel Discussion

Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference – October 3, 2017

Midwest Food Recovery Summit

The 2017 summit brought together over 55 speakers spanning many industries and all facets of food waste reduction and recovery.

Videos and presentation PDFs are here.

WATCH: Recycling Markets Update

IRA Education Day – July 25, 2017