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

Draft Farm Bill includes creation of food waste liaison position

New position would bring focus to the issue, but broader food-waste iniatives are still under debate.

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Workshop addresses future of curbside

Myles Cohen, Pratt Recycling president, stresses materials quality at NERC meeting. Pratt recycles recovered paper and is the fifth-largest paper/paperboard producer in the U.S.

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MRFs and the 0.5% contamination standard

With China’s ‘nearly impossible’ contamination standard, Waste Dive explores where MRFs are looking now.

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Grinnell reconsiders recycling as costs mount

The city of Grinnell is reexamining its recycling program as supply exceeds demand.

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China enacts tariff on scrap aluminum

Recovered aluminum is among 128 U.S. products on which a 25% tariff has been imposed.

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Zerocycle increases tonnage in trial cities; Iowa city next

Des Moines will be among the next cities to launch Zerocycle’s Resident Engagement Platform.

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Upcoming Events

May 16 – IRA Board Meeting and Tour *

WestWind Logistics, Des Moines.
Members welcome. Please join us!
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