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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Fort Dodge airport to quit selling plastic bottles

In an effort to reduce its plastic footprint, the airport is replacing single-use plastic water bottles with a water cooler system.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Scott County steps up education about contamination

Waste commission also makes investments in recycling facility, including 30 new jobs and a second shift to catch more contaminants.


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Records set at RUMMAGE events

Tons of trash have been diverted, and funds have been raised at Iowa City’s Rummage in the Ramp and Ames’ Rummage RAMPage.

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Metro Waste Authority approves plans for new MRF

A contract for equipment has been awarded. RFPs for construction will be issued. MWA material is currently processed by Mid America Recycling.


Companies plan investments in US recycled paper mills

Several significant recycled paper capacity announcements have been made recently, indicating future domestic outlets for mixed paper and OCC.


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.


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