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

Consumer convenience is essential to saving Iowa’s bottle bill

Read Susan Collins’ guest column in the Des Moines Register. >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: MWA seeks proposals for recycling facility

MWA puts out request for bids to build its own recycling facility.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Dispute over new recycling facility in Iowa

MWA and Mid-America in dispute over recycling in Des Moines.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: “In-The-Loop” adds to local recycled art

The Metro Waste Authority is celebrating 50 years by unveiling new local art outside its headquarters.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Programs push back against gloom and doom

IRA members and others are quoted in the Quad Cities Times article.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Q-C center defies odds in turbulent market

Though some recycling programs are struggling, the Waste Commission of Scott County’s program is holding its own, Kathy Morris says.


Upcoming Events

April 24 – Recycling Partnership webinar (first in series)

How to Fight Contamination

May 9 – Sustainable Materials Management Webinar

EPA’s Waste Reduction Model (WARM) Version 15

May 16 – IRA member tour and Board of Directors bi-monthly meeting

FarmTek, Dyersville
Virtual tour at 10 a.m., meeting to follow.
Join us!