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

Waste Commission of Scott County reopens MRF

Facility redesigned to process single-stream recyclables.

Patty Moore Talks Recycling Materials Domestically vs. Shipping Internationally

Patty Moore, interviewed by Waste 360 for this article, will speak at the Fall Conference.


Upcoming Events

August 31 IRA Board of Director ballots due

All Iowa Recycling Association members in good standing are eligible to vote.

Election Ballot

September 15 IRA Board Meeting, Resource Recovery Center, Ames

10 a.m. Board Meeting. Discussion of legislative issues is on the agenda. Members welcome.

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

Registration and conference details are at