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: Muscatine sees discarded food as a wasted opportunity

Water and resource director in Muscatine wants to help the environment and save money with investment in food waste.


How recycling is changing in all 50 states

Waste Dive began tracking the effects of China’s import policies in Nov. 2017 and continues to document how these policies are transformation the industry.


What to do with mixed paper

Recycling Today summarizes Southeast Recycling Conference session addressing the massive oversupply of mixed paper.


Values slip for key curbside recyclables reports prices for OCC, aluminum cans and natural HDPE continue to drop. PET remains steady.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Dubuque landfill ends shingle recycling

Partner L.L. Pelling unable to market material, so program is suspended. May start again if markets open up.


India to end plastic scrap imports

The Indian government says it will ban scrap plastic imports, a move that threatens to further disrupt the U.S. recycling industry by closing a growing market.


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