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

Op-Ed: Why deposits make sense for retailers

After presenting a business case for deposit return, authors discuss why such systems can also be a win for retailers.

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Industry insiders reject dual-stream switch

Debates pitting single-stream versus dual-stream have gained steam, but consensus of key stakeholders: Stick with single-stream.

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Chinese company to open SC recycling facility

$75 million recycling plant to process scrap plastics, electronics and other materials.

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Pratt moves forward on recycled paper mill

Construction is underway on a containerboard mill in Ohio that will consume recovered material.

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: North Central Iowa Regional SWA Operations Manager interviewed

Jason Slinker describes what goes on beyond the bin at regional recycling center.

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Loss of recycling facility impacts Iowa City

With former Republic Services site now for sale, the city works to accommodate area recycling.

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Upcoming Events

Sept. 27 – NAPRA webinar

Recycling from the Municipal Point of View

Oct. 2-3 – 11th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, Dubuque

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