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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The United States of bans

Bans on plastic bags and single-use plastics gain steam in some states; other states clamp down on local bans.


China policies a boon to US recycling plants

Chinese policies have spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Iowa City recycling rates increase

Recycling rates are up 30% since this time last year — the result of the city’s new recycling carts and education efforts.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Sioux City implements new recycling program

Sioux City hopes new motto for its recycling program will increase participation.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: MWA seeks proposals for recycling facility

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

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

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


Upcoming Events

May 21 – Sustainable Materials Management webinar

Innovative Waste Gasification Technology

May 29 – Recycling Partnership webinar (first in series)

Education and Outreach Tools for Your Recycling Program

June 21 – Compost Operator Training, Iowa City

Support for this course is provided by the Iowa Waste Reduction Center, the City of Iowa City and Barker Lemar Engineering Consultants. Learn more.