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

China signals intent to ban solid waste imports

China notifies WTO of intent to ban 24 types of solid waste imports. U.S. waste and recycling industry quickly reacts to the news. Read more >>

House proposal avoids cuts to EPA’s recycling program

Proposed cuts largely ignored by House lawmakers.

Plastic bag ordinances

More than 250 local bans are in place in the U.S. New research details the trend.

Upcoming Events

July 20 – Board of Directors meeting, Prairie City

10:30 a.m. at the Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge. Members welcome!

August 1 – Deadline to submit application for IRA Recycling Excellence Awards

Application form

August 28-30 – 2017 Resource Recycling Conference, Minneapolis, MN

Conference details