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: Perishable Distributors of Iowa (PDI) wins national EPA award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced its National WasteWise Award winners. PDI won Partner of the Year in the Mid-Size Business Category.

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Iowa City holds annual waste-reduction sales event

Since its creation in 2007, Rummage in the Ramp has diverted more than 289 tons of items from the landfill.

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Signs of relief on the horizon

Experts offer a rundown of in-progress, domestic recycled paper and plastics processing capacity and cite other encouraging trends.

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Bipartisan bill introduced to end U.S. e-waste export

Bill would require domestic recycling of all untested, non-working electronics to keep materials out of the hands of counterfeiters and data thieves.

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Mitzi Brunsvold on waste reduction at North Iowa

IRA Board Member and Education Coordinator at the Landfill of North Iowa, Brusvold is working to clear up misconceptions about recycling.

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Summary of increased capacity for recycled paper released

NERC document chronicles national investment in paper recycling infrastructure as of mid-June, and includes a map of the paper mills.

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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2019 RECYCLING EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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Upcoming Events

August 1 – Application deadline

2019 IRA Recycling Excellence Awards

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