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

New Iowa law helps ID legitimate recycling

Law gives regulators statutory criteria to determine whether companies are storing material for recycling or speculatively accumulating it.

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Alliant appliance recycling still going strong

Program celebrates 20 years and 150,000 appliances.

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Recycling’s infrastructure opportunity

The Association of Plastic Recyclers lists key areas in which infrastructure legislation could have major impact on recycling.

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: UI and ISU take on waste reduction efforts

“Don’t Dump, Donate” campaign held at UI, while ISU competed in “Rinse, Recycle, Repeat” challenge.

China halts all US scrap imports for one month

The suspension, from May 4 to June 4, is the latest, and perhaps most direct, escalation in China’s crackdown.

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: MWA competition increases awareness

Metro Waste Authority uses annual Plastic Bag Swap to increase awareness and reduce plastic waste and litter.

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Upcoming Events

June 5 – Solid Waste Educators meeting

10 a.m., Cass County Landfill, Atlantic. All the details.

JUNE 1 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Iowa Recycling Association and Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations invite you to submit an abstract for the 2018 Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference by June 1, 2018. Read the submittal guidelines and then submit using the online form.

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