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: “Recycle Bus” encourages Siouxland to recycle

A Sioux City Transit bus now has a new look as the city hopes to inspire Siouxlanders.


Deposit program reports redemption increase

Oregon’s container deposit system achieved an 81% redemption rate last year, significantly higher than the previous full-year figure. The increase comes after the deposit value doubled.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Big changes loom for Waterloo

Waterloo Public Works recently unveiled a recommendation for a mandatory $8 monthly curbside recycling and yard waste fee.


Trucking market heads in reverse

Multiple factors have led to lower demand for trucking, bringing shipping cost relief to many in the recycling industry.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Big changes coming to Linn County recycling

Republic Services closes recycling drop-off in Cedar Rapids. CR/Linn County Solid Waste Agency steps in.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Perishable Distributors of Iowa (PDI) wins national EPA award

PDI wins Partner of the Year in the Mid-Size Business Category of the National WasteWise Awards.


Upcoming Events

August 27 – Busch Systems webinar

Journey to Zero Waste

September 11 – NERC webinar

U.S. Regulatory Approaches for Packaging

Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 – Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Mgmt. Conference

Dubuque. Conference website.