The Illinois Recycling Association (IRA), a not-for-profit organization, was formed in 1980 as the Illinois Association of Recycling Centers. The name was changed to IRA in 1990. The association’s membership consists of municipal, county and state recycling coordinators, businesses, haulers and processors, not for profit organizations, educational institutions, consultants, manufacturers of recycled-content products and individuals interested in the industry.
The Illinois Recycling Association’s mission is to encourage the responsible use of resources by promoting Waste Reduction, Re-Use and Recycling.
We welcome everyone whose work is related to recycling in any way to Join Us. Membership enables you to keep up with the latest developments and network with recycling colleagues. Learn more about some of the benefits on the Membership page.