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, 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. Regardless of what brought you to the site, we hope you find what you’re seeking. If not, please let us know how we can help. IRA is continually evolving to better serve you, and we hope to hear from you soon!


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Latest News

2016 Recycling Excellence Awards announced

The Iowa Recycling Association’s Excellence Awards were recently announced. Four Iowa recycling programs/facilities were recognized. Read more >>

Would TPP trade deal boost plastics recycling?

Opinions vary on how the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an election season issue, may affect plastics recycling. Read more >>

A mature recycling industry needs NAICS codes

As the recycling industry grows, recycling-specific, NAICS codes are needed to help lift materials recovery as a whole. Read more >>

Upcoming Events

December 7 – Glass Recycling Coalition webinar

Glass Recycling – Barriers, Innovations, Solutions

January 24 – Legislative Day at the Capitol

Members encouraged to attend.




January 24 – IRA Board of Directors meeting, Metro Waste Authority, Des Moines

Following Legislative Day. Members invited.