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

Federal budget doubles down on EPA cuts

The 31% cut zeroes out funds for waste minimization and recycling programs to “focus on core environmental work.” Read more >>

 Study shows economic impacts of industry exports

Scrap recycling exports support more than U.S. 134,000 jobs, according to new study.

Bill aims to overhaul Illinois’ electronic recycling program

Proposed legislation would require electronics manufacturers to pay for permanent recycling drop-off sites set up by counties. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

June 8 – CURC webinar

Recycling Collection Infrastructure

June 20 – Association of Plastics webinar

Caps On Bottles and Containers

July 20 – Board of Directors meeting, Prairie City

Meeting will be held at the Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge. Members welcome!