About The IRA
The Illinois Recycling Association (IRA), a not-for-profit organization, was formed in 1980 as the Illinois Association of Recycling Centers, and changed its name to IRA in 1990. It currently has 250 members consisting of municipal, county, and state recycling coordinators, businesses, haulers and processors, not-for-profit organizations, consultants, and manufacturers of recycled-content products.
The Illinois Recycling Association's mission is to encourage the responsible use of resources by promoting Waste Reduction, Re-Use, and Recycling.
Provide educational leadership through forums, programs and materials for the exchange of information and ideas.
Promote Waste Reduction, Re-Use and Recycling through public education.
Promote market development that encourages sound recycling initiatives.