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About ISRI

ISRI is the voice of the recycling industry, promoting safe, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible recycling through networking, advocacy, and education.

ISRI and its 21 chapters represent approximately 1,300 companies operating in nearly 4,000 locations in the U.S. and 34 countries worldwide. ISRI members are manufacturers and processors, brokers and industrial consumers of scrap commodities, including ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, electronics, rubber, plastics, glass, and textiles. ISRI's associate members include equipment and service providers to the scrap recycling industry. Manufacturers and sellers of equipment and services—such as shredders, balers, cranes, cargo transporters, computer systems, and more—find value in promoting the scrap recycling industry through their membership in ISRI.

ISRI Membership

ISRI members are manufacturers and processors, brokers and industrial consumers of scrap commodities, including ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, electronics, rubber, plastics, glass, and textiles. ISRI's associate members include equipment and service providers to the scrap recycling industry.

ISRI Chapters

The 21 regional and national chapters of ISRI help to connect recyclers, consumers and equipment and service providers in the area with local news and with periodic meetings and events designed to strengthen business locally.

Member Services & Benefits

ISRI assists members by providing service in several broad categories including: safety, networking and education, market research and reporting, regulatory and legal information, industry-specific publications, and representation.

ISRI Leadership & Governance

ISRI is a member-led organization.  ISRI’s governance structure provides the insights and leadership necessary for ISRI to be effective and successful.

ISRI Events & Education

ISRI and its chapters host dozens of educational and networking events each year to foster the growth of professionals within the recycling industry.  In addition, ISRI has partnered to develop a science-based recycling school curriculum for K-12 students.

ISRI Government Relations

ISRI advocates on behalf of its members on a variety of important issues directly and indirectly impacting the recycling industry in Washington, DC, state capitals across the U.S., and internationally.

ISRI Awards

ISRI has an annual awards program that recognizes excellence in a number of areas, including: member contributions, product design, transportation safety, and youth public awareness.

Recycling Research Foundation

The Recycling Research Foundation (RRF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to Foundation’s mission is to promote the art and science of scrap processing and recycling through research, sponsorships, technical assistance, and educational programs for the purpose of advancing the industry.

Employment Opportunities

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ISRI Insurance Program

ISRI’s insurance programs are specifically designed with the needs of recyclers in mind and include many coverage enhancements specific to the industry.

Contact Us

1615 L Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC  20036
(202) 662-8500 | isri@isri.org | Staff Directory | Regulatory & Legal Contacts