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.



Jan 26

Virtual Conference: Virtual COMPOST 2021

Virtual COMPOST 2021 is the national U.S. Composting Council conference that will take place on January 26 and 27, 2021.

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Jan 27

Webinar: Government Recycling Demand Champion Program - Introduction

Taking action to support the recycling industry is essential - especially these days.  A new national program, the NERC-APR Government Recycling Demand Champion Program, provides a simple strategy for closing the loop by buying products with post-consumer

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