Join the Illinois Recycling Association

JOIN online by filling out and completing payment through the form below!

To join by mail, click here to open the form, print and complete it, and mail with a check to:
Illinois Recycling Association, PO Box 6957, Villa Park IL 60181.

IRA membership is valid for one calendar year from January 1 until December 31.

If you are registering online as a Business, Government, Educational or Not For Profit membership and wish to add an Additional Voting Member or Additional Non-Voting Member,  please submit the primary membership information and then start the process again and register the Additional Member.

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Membership Definitions

  • Full Membership: Business, Small Business, Government, Educational, Not For Profit Members.  Retain the right to vote, full listing in member directory with employer/company name, company logo, business description, contact information.  Entitled to any member discounts if provided for events, goods or services offered through the association.
  • Individual/Retired MembershipRetain the right to vote, listing name and contact information in member directory. Entitled to any member discounts if provided for events, goods or services offered through the association.
  • Additional Voting MemberRetain the right to vote, listing name and contact information in member directory. Entitled to any member discounts if provided for events, goods or services offered through the association.
  • Additional Non-Voting MemberSame benefits as Additional Voting Membership except non-voting.

Member Benefits

  • Illinois’ premier recycling professional organization: IRA is lead by a premier panel of professionals in the recycling industry.  (See Board of Directors in the [ABOUT] section of this website).  It provides peer networking with all sectors: commercial business, government, institutional and non-profit; and all types of recycling: traditional materials, E-Scrap, construction/demolition, organics and food scrap composting, de-construction for reuse, etc. Meet colleagues to learn (and teach!) about industry trends, best operational practices, best management practices and best available technologies. Being engaged in IRA’s network shows you are serious about your recycling profession!  Members only are eligible to be on the Board of Directors.
  • Promote Your Business, Government, Educational Institution, Not For Profit Entity on IRA’s Website:  Upload your logo, show pictures of people in your organization, display pictures of your operation, post a blurb about your entity for display to existing / potential clients.
  • IRA Newsletter Member Profile: opportunity to be highlighted as one of IRA’s members in our monthly emailed newsletter “Material Matters”.  Newsletter is distributed to over 400 contacts in the recycling industry.  Please share this monthly newsletter with others in your place of business.
  • Policy Engagement: opportunity to be involved with grassroots efforts to impact state level recycling policy
  • Complimentary Membership in the National Recycling Coalition
  • Member-Only Content for Job Postings and Legislation.