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

Wind turbine blade recycler working to start up Newton factory

Wind turbine blades are piled up outside Newton’s former Maytag plant, where Global Fiberglass Solutions hopes to recycle them into pellets for use in flooring, furniture and more.


Fate of Iowa’s Bottle Bill debated, again, at statehouse

One bill would keep the nickel deposit, but send two cents of that to redemption centers rather than just a penny. Another bill would get rid of the “bottle bill” altogether in 2023.


EPA proposes another cut to waste minimization and recycling budget

The Trump administration’s proposed budget would add new grant programs, but significantly shrink sustainable materials management funding.


Report: Value of curbside materials drops 66% in two years

Impact of the price plunge on municipal programs is among the topics explored in The Recycling Partnership’s “2020 State of Curbside” report.


Details announced for sweeping US recycling bill

Bill includes nationwide extended producer responsibility (EPR), minimum-recycled-content mandates, a national container deposit, single-use plastic product bans and more.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Iowa State participates in Recyclemania

ISU participates for the second year in a nationwide recycling competition to show campus sustainability efforts.


Upcoming Events

February 20 EPA webinar

Facts and Figures 2017—Assessing Trends in Materials Generation, Recycling, Composting, Combustion with Energy Recovery and Landfilling in the United States. Learn more and register.

March 19 IRA board meeting and tour

Quincy Recycle, Marion
Open to all IRA members. Join us!