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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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Wall Street Journal features Scott Co.

WSJ: When some municipalities stopped recycling, this Iowa county processed more.

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2020: A year of plastic legislation

As legislators debate plastic bag bans, packaging bills and container deposit laws, Plastics News editor Steve Toloken says it’s time for the industry to get proactive.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Holiday recycling explained

West Central Iowa Solid Waste Management Education Coordinator explains what can and can not be recycled.


Have curbside recycling programs actually been cut?

Media outlets, etc. have argued recycling is in peril. Waste Dive’s research indicates the reality is more complicated and nuanced.


China halts tariff increase on US recyclables

Planned tariff increase on OCC and other recovered fiber imported from the U.S. won’t be implemented. Other tariffs remain.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Landfill of North Iowa names new education coordinator

Christa Latch has joined the Landfill of North Iowa as the Education Coordinator.


Upcoming Events

January 21 – IRA Legislative Breakfast at the Capitol

7-9 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda.
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