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

Sustainable Packaging in America (SPA) reports on recycling accessibility

Study finds half of U.S. is automatically enrolled in curbside recycling.

Scott County’s “All In” Recycling Program sees Positive Results

The program allows residents to place all of their recyclables into one large cart.


Upcoming Events

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

Registration and conference details are at

November 3 – Solid Waste Educators meeting, Landfill of North Iowa, Clear Lake

Tour, complimentary lunch and educators meeting. Contact Jennifer Frampton for details.

November 17 – IRA Board Meeting, Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids

Members welcome.