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

The factors behind skyrocketing paper prices

Uncertainties in Chinese market and strong domestic demand drive price surge. Read more >>

Industry defends federal recycling program

Citing environmental benefits and economic impact, advocates will begin lobbying against EPA cuts. Read more >>

IRA President describes Slow Down legislation

In interview, Shannon Meister explains new state law protecting waste and recycling workers.
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Upcoming Events

July 20 – Board of Directors meeting, Prairie City

Meeting will be held at the Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge. Members welcome!

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

Application form