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

2016 Recycling Excellence Awards announced

The Iowa Recycling Association’s Excellence Awards were recently announced. Four Iowa recycling programs/facilities were recognized.

The Far Reach of Reuse

As large-scale policies for a more circular economy are proposed, many communities and companies have taken action by simply giving old items new lives.


Upcoming Events

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

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

November 15 – America Recycles Day 

November 18 – IRA Board Meeting, Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids

Members welcome.