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

Container deposits evolve across U.S.

Connecticut and Oregon may expand existing container deposits, while Florida looks to create a new, two-tiered deposit law.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Recycling/diversion important to Spencer

In light of DNR study, the City of Spencer cites diversion improvements at Northern Plains Regional Landfill.


New Bottle Bill poll released

RESULTS: Most Iowans want container deposit law kept or expanded.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: UI kicks off RecycleMania 2018

Office of Sustainability launched campaign to get people to recycle more and better.


Proposed legislation will expand Iowa’s Bottle Bill

Introduced by Republican Rep. Andy McKean and Democrat Rep. Chuck Isenhart, legislation would expand the Bottle Bill to cover water, juice and sports drink bottles.


ISU Consortium finds new uses for recycled plastic

The Polymer and Food Protection Consortium creates technology to help some of the world’s best-known corporations use recycled plastics.


Upcoming Events

March 15 – IRA Board Meeting

Des Moines, location TBD

March 31 – Diane Albertson Memorial Scholarship deadline

Learn more about the scholarship and download the application.