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: Can Shed hosts lawmakers

State representatives tour Can Shed and discuss effects of proposed changes to Iowa’s bottle deposit law.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Scott Co. to solicit proposals for organics-collection study

Food waste recycling may be next innovation for the county.


Carton recycling progress

49 states, 62% of households now have access. Chinese import restrictions won’t impact progress.


Upcoming Events

January 19 – IRA Board of Directors meeting

Call-in conference.

January 24 – SWANA webinar

The Zero Waste Challenge ($79-$99 registration)

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

National Sword Webinar

The Recycling Partnership has provided links to the October 19 webinar as well as resources and tools to help take advantage of opportunities presented by China’s new rules on importation of recyclable material.

Links, resources & tools

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.

Presentations & videos