Upcoming events

    • 13 Nov 2017
    • 09 Dec 2019
    • 32 sessions
    • Conference Call

    Construction and Demolition Technical Council Monthly Call

    Calls are held on the 2nd Monday of each month, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Call-in details provided after registration.

    For more details on the TC, please visit http://www.crra.com/crra-technical-councils


    • 23 Jan 2018
    • 26 Nov 2019
    • 20 sessions
    • Conference Call

    Prevention, ReUse & Repair Technical Council Monthly Call

    Calls are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month (excluding conference month and December), from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. 

    For more details on the TC, please visit http://www.crra.com/crra-technical-councils

    • 08 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Phone Conference


    12:00 PM TO 1:00 PM

    The Members' Meeting is open to CRRA Members in Good Standing.

    The Tentative Agenda for the meeting is as follows:
    1. Welcome from the President (Colleen Foster)
    2. Financial Update (Laura McKaughan)
    3. Opening of 2019 Elections (Tim Goncharoff)
    4. Chair/Liaison Updates
      2019 Conference (Colleen Foster & Manuel Medrano)
      Zero Waste Course & CertificationProgram (Colleen Foster)
      Membership (Monica DeVincenzi)
      Policy Committee (Nick Lapis)
      Technical Councils (Laura McKaughan)
    5. Questions/Comments?
    6. Adjourn

    • 13 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Junior Seau Beach Community Center, 300 S The Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054
    • 26

    CRRA in partnership with SWANA presents the Zero Waste Principles and Practices Certification Program this May 13-15, 2019.

    For over 40 years CRRA has been a leader in Zero Waste education in California.  Now, joining forces with SWANA, CRRA offers a new professional development course that will certify professionals in Zero Waste Principles and Practices throughout North America.

    This course will provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of rapidly emerging public and private sector Zero Waste programs and the key principles that support these programs. The course also provides tools to help draw together aspects of existing programs and new efforts into community-specific Zero Waste Programs.

    The Zero Waste Principles and Practices Certification is issued jointly by CRRA and SWANA and is administered as part of the SWANA Certification Program recognized throughout the United States and Canada.

    Individuals and employers who will benefit from Zero Waste Principles and Practices Certification:

    • Municipal and tribal recycling and solid waste professionals
    • Recycling and solid waste services providers
    • Consultants and contractors serving the recycling sector
    • Business and municipal sustainability professionals
    • Zero Waste and sustainability community advocates
    • Private and public sector policymakers
    • Private/non-profit business sustainability professionals.

    This course focuses on developing community-specific Zero Waste plans for reducing, reusing, and recycling materials found in municipal solid waste (MSW) generated from residential, commercial and institutional sources.

    **This 3-day course provide 30 credits of professional Continuing Education Units.

    *EXAMINATION:  You have six (6) months from the last day of your course in which to register online with SWANA and take the exam to complete your certification.  There is an additional fee for the examination, payable to SWANA. For full details, click here.

    **Specific classroom locations in the Junior Seau Beach Community Center will be provided by separate email to students.

    • 11 Aug 2019
    • 14 Aug 2019

    CRRA Annual Conference & Tradeshow  *  August 11-14, 2019

    Each year, the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) organizes one of the most comprehensive and informative conferences dedicated to resource management issues in California and beyond.CRRA is well known for its training and educational offerings since the early 1970s.  The Annual Conference and Tradeshow attracts over 500 individuals annually and showcases an estimated 30 sessions each year with over 100 industry experts as presenters.

    Important Dates:

    • May 31, 2019 – Early Bird Deadline
    • July 26, 2019 - Last day to purchase online and pay by check (check must be received in our offices no later than July 30, 2019)
    • July 26, 2019 – Last day to purchase online
    • August 11-14, 2019– Onsite registration, subject to a $50 on-site processing fee (not including special events)


    Join today - become a member and save!

    Members receive a discount on CRRA Annual Conference registration rates, as well as discounts to many other industry events (to receive the discount, you must first join CRRA and then log in to receive member conference rates).  Click here for membership details.


    • Send written cancellation requests to California Resource Recovery Association, 915 L Street, Suite C-216, Sacramento, CA 95814 or by email to despina@crra.com.  Cancellation requests will not be accepted by phone.  
    • Cancellations requests received by June 1, 2019 will receive a 100% refund, less a $50 per person processing fee. 
    • Cancellation requests received between June 2 and by June 30, 2019 will receive a 50% refund, less a $50 per person processing fee. 
    • Cancellations requests received after June 30, 2019 will not be refunded. 
    • “No shows” will not be refunded.  
    • Cancellation reimbursement payments will be processed four to six weeks after July 30, 2019. 
    • Substitutions are allowed. If substituting a non-member for a member registration, non-member rate increase will apply.


    • Payments by check for Early Bird rates must be received and/or postmarked by May 31, 2019 to receive Early Bird discounted pricing. Registration will not be complete when payments of Early Bird rates are received after May 31, until payment in full at the applicable rate is received.
    • Payments by check must be received in our offices by July 29, 2019 to ensure registration will be complete and conference credentials provided at the event.  
    • Registration is not guaranteed and conference credentials may be withheld when payment by check is received after July 29, 2019; payment in full by credit card may be required at time of check-in to obtain conference credentials.
    • Registration is not guaranteed and conference credentials may be withheld until payment in full is provided; payment in full by credit card may be required at time of check-in to obtain conference credentials.


    • Membership dues must be paid in full at time of purchase to receive the Membership discount.  
    • Conference credentials will not be provided until registration fees have been received in full (as well as any membership dues, if applicable).
    • All past due monies and balance due from previous CRRA events must be paid in full, to receive Conference credentials.
    • Conference registrations may be transferred or substituted in whole upon written request.  Please contact us for details.
    • Conference registration is for one named individual and may not be “shared” between multiple individuals.
    • Full-Conference Rates include all plenary and panel sessions, receptions, tours and on-site meals.
    • Tours, while included in registration, are available on a first-come, first-reserved basis.  A wait list will be available.


    Who are CRRA Exhibitors? Environmental consultants, non-profit groups, composting companies, refuse/recycling haulers and processors, equipment suppliers, and other professionals engaged in the many facets of resource management in California.

    Why Become an Exhibitor? CRRA is proud to be among the leaders of a vision of sustainability in and beyond California. CRRA was the first state recycling organization and continues as a strong voice for zero waste strategies. As a CRRA exhibitor, you introduce your company or organization to CRRA’s diverse community of local, regional and state government officials, recycling and composting industry representatives, and allied organizations. 

    For the floor plan, click here.

    MEALS - Please note: we provide the following meals for registered attendees: continental breakfast on  August 12, 13 & 14 and lunch on August 13 & 14, 2019 only.Only individuals registered for the conference have access to the dining area.

    SPECIAL ACCESS - For questions about accessibility or to request special access accommodations please contact Despina M. Kreatsoulas (despina@crra.com or 916-441-2772, ext 2). Two weeks advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access.

    • 12 Aug 2019
    • 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
    • 67


    Monday - August 12, 2019

    (held in conjunction with the CRRA Annual Conference)

    Are you new to the industry, and looking to make connections with other professionals, both peers and mentors? Are you an industry veteran, and looking for opportunities to impart your wisdom to the next generation?

    All Young Professionals age 35 and under, as well as professionals of any age that are new to the waste management and prevention industry, are welcome to attend the Networking & Speed Mentoring Event on Monday, August 12, 2019.

    What is Speed Mentoring?
    Young and New-to-Industry Professionals will rotate around the room to different round-table meetings, getting opportunities to speak with mentors working in many different aspects of our industry, including product stewardship, waste prevention, reuse, recycling and composting. Learn more about CRRA, technical councils, and opportunities to stay connected even after leaving the conference. Make sure to bring your business cards!

 California Resource Recovery Association   915 L Street, Suite C-216   Sacramento, CA 95814  (916) 441-2772


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