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.



Apr 14

Webinar: Complete the Cycle of Recycling. Buy Recycled!

The intent of this program is two-fold: to drive end-market demand for PCR and to recognize companies for their increased investment in PCR-containing products.

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Apr 29

Webinar: Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: Safe Transportation of Lithium Batteries: What You Need to Know in 2021

This webinar will provide the audience with new and updated information, as well as discussion on electric vehicle and electric storage lithium batteries, damaged, defective, and recalled (DDR) lithium batteries, and DOT special permit packaging. Particip

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