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

Container Deposit Systems Gain Ground

A simple question sits at the center of the single-use beverage container debate: What’s the most efficient way to collect containers for high-quality recycling?

Sorting an Omelet

Todd Mendenhall, Mid America Recycling, says residential single-stream recycling is a little like sorting an omelet.


Upcoming Events

August 4 Solid Waste Educators Meeting

Tour Metro Waste Authority’s Environmental Learning Center, located behind Metro Park East Landfill, Mitchellville.

10:00  Tour
12:00  Lunch
12:30  Solid Waste Educators meeting

Contact Jennifer Frampton for more information.

August 15 2016 Recycling Excellence Awards deadline

Nominate a business, program or individual for a recycling excellence award.

Nomination Form

October 3-5 – Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Conference, Davenport

Registration and conference details are at