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!


Disposable masks can have environmental impact, UI sustainability experts say

While three main types of facial coverings are currently being used to slow the spread of COVID-19 — reusable, disposable or plastic face shields – experts are looking at how these masks and the virus are affecting the environment.


Midwest recycling operator expands with commercial plant

Quincy Recycle has opened its eighth recycling facility to handle material from back-of-house commercial and industrial settings, underscoring opportunity in these areas despite a pandemic-driven decline in commercial material generation.


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.



Mar 4

Webinar: Debinding Books to Increase Profits

The Environmental University, in association with the Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX), Greif Recycling, and Norman Milner, Inc. will hold an educational webinar on increasing paper markets by debinding books.

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Mar 9

Plastic Film Recycling & End-Markets

A panel conversation about residential plastic film recycling and the status of film end-markets. 

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