Why Become A Member?

Waste reduction and recycling are critical to a healthy economy and environment. IRA members believe in a future where all materials are reused or recycled to their highest and best use. We invite you to become a member and support this vision.

Membership Benefits

Meet industry experts, legislative representatives and advocates from business, government, educational institutes and non-profits. Members are welcome at bi-monthly board meetings and numerous other events throughout the year.

IRA programs include facility tours, educational workshops and an industry conference all designed to help you stay on top of issues, news and trends. Regular e-mail newsletters and legislative updates keep you in-the-know.

Legislative representation works to advance member and IRA goals in Iowa. National recycling initiatives are advanced through a partnership with the National Recycling Coalition.

Opportunities to get engaged include tours and workshops, web and social media interaction and participation on the board and committees.

Receive a discounted registration to the annual Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference and Trade Show and discounted or free registration to workshops and training through the IRA, NRC and affiliated organizations.


Become a member and join us in staying informed and involved
in the issues shaping the future of recycling and waste reduction in Iowa.


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Member Directory

Our members come from all sectors. We’re public agencies, private businesses, educators and individuals, all with a common goal: advancing waste reduction, reuse and recycling in Iowa.

Featured Members

The Featured Members section is designed to give you a better picture of our members’ diverse work. New profiles are added periodically.

Recycling Excellence Awards

Each year, the Iowa Recycling Association recognizes Iowa’s recycling innovators and leaders at an awards ceremony during the fall conference.