CRRA in partnership with SWANA launched its
Zero Waste Principles and Practices Certification Program
in August 2017 - stay tuned for future programs!

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 provides 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.

Information on upcoming dates and locations coming soon!

Upcoming events

    • 12 Jan 2018
    • 14 Dec 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • Conference Call

    California Organics Recycling Council Technical Council Monthly Call

    Calls are held on the 2nd Friday of each month, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Call-in details provided after registration.

    For more details on the TC, please visit

    • 23 Jan 2018
    • 22 Jan 2019
    • 11 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

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

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