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

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Dubuque SWA responds to state study

2017 Iowa Statewide Waste Characterization Study estimates Iowans throwing away millions worth of recyclables.


Proposed tax legislation benefits recycling

Tax reform legislation moving through Congress could help recycling companies.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Iowa City switches to single-stream

Effective Dec. 4, Iowa City’s curbside recycling program changes to single-stream.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Carroll Co. considers single-stream

Stakeholders consider feasibility with input from Foth Infrastructure.


States look to Iowa example for Rx drug recycling

SafeNetRx retrieves the excess medication, inspects it and dispenses it for free to needy patients.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Build with Bags funds enhance I-80 rest stop

Iowa Grocery Industry Association grant helps City of Newton purchase tables and benches from Plastic Recycling of Iowa Falls.


Upcoming Events

December 19 – NRC webinar

Carton Recycling Update

January 19 – IRA Board of Directors meeting

Call-in conference.

February 7 – IRA Legislative Event at the Capitol

7-9 a.m., Capitol Rotunda


WATCH: Bottle Redemption Law Panel Discussion

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

Recycling Excellence award winners announced


2017 Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference

Presentations and videos from the Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference and Trade Show, October 2-4 in Coralville, are available.

See them here