Illinois Recycling Association
Illinois Recycling Association
Membership Matters/Participation Matters

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Join the Illinois Recycling Association

JOIN or RENEW online by filling out and completing payment through the form below! If you would like to complete a paper application and send a check please click here to download and print the PDF.

If someone wants to send a check rather than complete the online form

Membership Application

Please send your company logo if applicable, to with the word “Logo” in the subject line. Your logo will be placed into the membership directory on the IRA Website. 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 Associate or Individual membership, please submit the main membership information and then start the process again and register the Associate or Individual.


Business Information

Please send your logo to with the word “Logo” in the subject line.
(if applicable)

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
  • Retired Members.  Retain 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
  • Individual Member.  Retain right to vote; individual name listed in member directory, discounts offered for events if provided by association.
  • Associate Membership.  Additional employees of Full Member Categories, non-voting, but other additional benefits entitled to Full Members are provided

Member Benefits

  • Illinois’ premier recycling professional organization: IRA 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!
  • Your business logo/link: on IRA’s informative, user friendly website for Business members + up
  • IRA’s Online Events Calendar: is available to post YOUR special recycling events
  • IRA Newsletter Member Profile: opportunity to be highlighted as one of IRA’s members in our monthly emailed newsletter “Material Matters”. 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