Aug 19

Webinar: The Path Forward

Coordinators of recycling programs across the country are grappling with budget constraints and ongoing safety concerns. At the same time, residents and elected officials are hoping for sustainability efforts to find new ways to blossom. Learn more.

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Sep 14

Waste Expo Together Online

We're taking the experience of WasteExpo?— the largest waste and recycling event in North America?— and delivering it right to you online. You don't want to miss this. It's WasteExpo Reimagined.

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Sep 15

Virtual Event: Food Recovery Forum

Attend the WasteExpo Together Online Food Recovery Forum where you can learn ways to solve the social and environmental issues of wasted food as well as means to profit from the recovery and reuse of food waste.

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Sep 17


The board of directors will meet (likely virtually) for the bi-monthly board meeting. All IRA members are welcome to attend.

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Sep 24

Webinar: State & Local Laws Mandating Minimum Recycled Content

This webinar - the first in a two-part series on minimum recycled content being offered jointly by NERC and NEWMOA - will focus on existing state and local laws. The State of California and King County, Washington will be profiled.

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Oct 5

POSTPONED: Iowa Recycling & Solid Waste Management Conference

Due to Covid-19, the annual fall conference has been postponed until 2021!

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Dec 1

Virtual Event: National Zero Waste Virtual Conference

The National Zero Waste Virtual Conference is a three-day educational and networking event organized by the National Recycling Coalition.

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April 8, 2020: Effective Communication And Outreach In The Waste Industry >>

Lea Hensel, Business Development Specialist, Foth Infrastructure and Environment, [email protected]: Presentation >>
Luke Soiseth, Principal and Copywriter, Mod and Co., [email protected]: Presentation (26MB) >>
Alita Kane, Community Program Coordinator, The Recycling Partnership, [email protected]: Presentation >>

April 17, 2020: Impact Of COVID-19 On Recycling & Waste In Iowa >>

Joe Bolick, Director, Iowa Waste Reduction Center, [email protected]
Alan Schumacher, IRA President, Business Development and Sales, Quincy Recycle, [email protected]
Lea Hensel, Business Development Specialist, Foth Infrastructure and Environment, [email protected]