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: Less trash coming to Iowa City landfill in FY19

For the first time in seven years, the Iowa City Landfill has seen a reduction in garbage coming in: 13,000 fewer tons than last year.


MRFs enjoy higher prices for key recovered plastics

Prices for curbside natural high-density polyethylene have climbed higher over the past month. Paper prices remain painfully low.


How2Recycle hits milestone on label usage

Two hundred brand owners and retailers now use the labels, which provide more detailed recycling information than the traditional chasing arrows.


Two bills propose federal recycling grant programs

The bills would provide funds to support recycling infrastructure, programs and education.

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Governor Reynold’s proclamation recognizes importance of recycling

To encourage more sustainable living, Governor Reynolds signed a proclamation declaring Friday, November 15, 2019 Iowa Recycles Day.


7 Rivers Recycling wins two awards

7 Rivers received an award for social entrepreneurism from Force for Positive Change and for recycling innovation from the WI DNR.

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Upcoming Events

January 21 – IRA Legislative Breakfast at the Capitol

7-9 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda.

January 21 – IRA Board Meeting

10 a.m., Metro Waste Authority