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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Iowa’s wind energy is creating waste problem

Disposing of used turbine blades is a challenge. More recycling solutions are needed.


Grinnell discontinues glass recycling

The city of Grinnell, like many rural communities, no longer accepts glass for recycling.


EPA touts federal engagement ahead of America Recycles Day

Waste Dive recently spoke with EPA officials about creating a national messaging strategy, supporting market development and reengaging on recycling.


Domestic demand boosts value of HDPE

Mick Barry, president Mid America Recycling, said he’s never seen the price move this much on natural HDPE. “The price increased five times in October. It’s extremely unusual.”


ABA, beverage makers launch $100M PET recycling fund

The “Every Bottle Back” initiative aims to boost PET bottle recycling and reduce the industry’s use of virgin plastic.


Report: Improve recycling as a whole by tackling plastic

The current recycling system is insufficient, according to The Recycling Partnership. But key initiatives – and $500 million – can move industry forward.


Upcoming Events

January 21 – IRA Legislative Breakfast at the Capitol

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