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: l.i.n.k. magazine features 7 Rivers Recycling

In an edition devoted to recycling in the La Crosse area, Wisconsin’s only mattress recycler is highlighted.


China approves larger volume of recovered fiber

The move suggests China’s government could be gearing up for higher OCC imports in 2019.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Mid-America’s Barry elected NRC chair

IRA co-founder will lead National Recycling Coalition board in 2019.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: SCISWA poster contest winners announced

Calendar’s theme “Less Bags, More Bugs” focuses on the impact of the public’s waste habits on the environment, specifically pollinators.


China details scrap metal restrictions

China has announced plans to restrict imports of scrap aluminum, steel and copper starting July 1.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Vermont says SafeNetRx’s drug recycling program ‘makes sense’

State of Vermont considers contracting with SafeNetRx to collect and redistribute prescription drugs in the state.


Upcoming Events

January 23 – Prevention Reuse & Repair Technical Council (PRR) webinar

Deconstruction: How to Make it Work in Your Community

February 12 – Legislative Breakfast at the Capitol

7-9 a.m., Capitol Rotunda.

March 21 – IRA member tour and Board of Directors bi-monthly meeting

Details to come.