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

Simpson College makes recycling easier

Student groups are working with facilities and waste management to implement new recycling programs.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: UI launches “Tiny Trash” program

New program involves attaching a tiny trash can to the side of existing waste baskets. The latter are then transformed into recycling bins.


UK survey: Millenials least likely to recycle

UK survey aligns with earlier US studies. Among reasons millenials don’t recycle: Confusion over what can be recycled.


Upcoming Events

December 19 – NRC webinar

Carton Recycling Update

February 7 – IRA Legislative Event at the Capitol

7-9 a.m., Capitol Rotunda


WATCH: Bottle Redemption Law Panel Discussion

Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference – October 3, 2017

Recycling Excellence award winners announced


2017 Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference

Presentations and videos from the Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference and Trade Show, October 2-4 in Coralville, are available.

See them here.