Welcome to the Iowa Recycling Association

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!


Successful Glass Recycling with Ripple Glass

Learn how Ripple Glass is working with Iowa communities to bring glass recycling to residents across the state.



UI engineers receive nearly $1 million to develop new methods to recycle paper

Instead of turning old paper and cardboard into new paper, engineers at the University of Iowa are working to enhance the process of turning wastepaper into high-value fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) composites.


Covering Covid-19s Evolving Impact on the Waste and Recycling Sector

The coronavirus pandemic has brought sweeping changes to the U.S., including significant effects for an industry that has continued its work throughout the crisis.



May 18

Webinar: Overview of Lithium Ion Batteries, their Uses, & Recycling

Safely managing used lithium batteries has become a significant challenge for the waste industry.

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May 19

Webinar: The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability Crash Course

Participate in this crash course for a sneak peek into the APR Design® for Plastics Recyclability Training Program, where our experts will walk you through The APR Design® Guide and how you can utilize it to fit your company’s needs.

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