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

Rapid robotics adoption

Robotic sorting has gone from a gee-whiz curiosity to a key technology more advanced MRFs.


Lithium battery use surges

Safety and recycling programs are on the rise to survive the trend.


Iowa Ideas: Recycling faces a turning point

Alan Schumacer (Quincy Recycle) and Alicia Simmons (Frontier Co-op) discuss recycling during recent Iowa Ideas Conference.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Barry re-elected NRC board chairman

Mick Barry, President of Iowa’s Mid America Recycling, was re-elected during the Resource Recycling Conference and Trade Show in New Orleans.


ISRI releases 2019 recycling Economic Impact Study

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Republic’s climate goals approved by SBTi

International Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) recognition is a first for any U.S. waste and recycling company’s sustainability plan.


Upcoming Events

November 17 & 18 Iowa Bottle Bill Summit

Sunday, November 17: Cedar Rapids
Monday, November 18: Des Moines
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