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.
Waste reduction and recycling are critical to a healthy economy and environment. Become a member and join us in staying informed and involved in the issues shaping the future of sustainable waste management in Iowa.
Sign up as a Non-Profit, Government, Education Institution, Large, Small or Miro Business, Individual, or Student.
As a member of the IRA, you are welcome and encouraged to join one or more committees. Gain leadership experience, build relationships with the board of directors, offer your persepctive on IRA programs and activities, and help advance the mission of the IRA.
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.
Each year we send out a member survey to find out how the IRA can best serve our members. The results of these surveys guide planning and help the Board make informed decisions about IRA programming, advocacy and other member benefits.
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.
Board of Directors Election
All IRA members in good standing are eligible to vote in the annual election to fill board member seats. Candidates must submit their applications by July 1 and votes must be cast by August 31 each year.