CRRA in partnership with SWANA will launch its 
Zero Waste Principles and Practices Certification Program
August 19-23, 2017 in San Diego, California
concurrently with CRRA’s 41st Annual Conference and Tradeshow!


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.

To register, click the REGISTER button below.  Please note, if you have previously registered for the CRRA Conference, you will be able to transfer your paid registration fees to the Certification program by choosing "Transfer Registration".  

Class size is limited, register early!

Upcoming events

    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 23 Aug 2017
    • Paradise Point, San Diego, CA


    CRRA Annual Conference & Tradeshow
    Zero Waste, StormWater & Our Wellbeing
    August 20-23, 2017

    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, 2017 – Early Bird Deadline
    • August 4, 2107 – Last day to purchase online
    • August 20-23, 2017 – Onsite registration, subject to a $50 on-site processing fee (not including special events)



    CRRA 2017 REGISTRATION RATES:

    MEMBER RATES

     

    NON-MEMBER RATES

    Early Bird Conf. Registration - $625

    Regular Conf. Registration - $725

    Early Bird One Day Conf. Registration - $250

    One Day Conf. Registration - $325

    Booth - $1175 (conference registration included)

    Booth Attendant (one day) - $135

     

    Early Bird Conf. Registration - $900

    Regular Conf. Registration - $1000

    Early Bird One Day Conf Registration - $300

    One Day Conf. Registration - $375

    Booth - $1450 (conference registration included)

    Booth Attendant (one day) - $185

    Please note: we provide the following meals for registered attendees: continental breakfast on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.  There is no lunch provided on Monday. Only individuals registered have access to the dining area.

    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.


    Cancellation:

    • 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, 2017 will receive a 100% refund, less a $50 per person processing fee. 
    • Cancellation requests received between June 2 and by June 30, 2017 will receive a 50% refund, less a $50 per person processing fee. 
    • Cancellations requests received after June 30 will not be refunded. 
    • “No shows” will not be refunded.  
    • Cancellation reimbursement payments will be processed four to six weeks after August 23, 2017. 
    • Substitutions are allowed.  If substituting a non-member for a member registration, nonmember rate increase will apply.

    Payment by Check:

    • Payments by check for Early Bird rates must be received and/or postmarked by May 31, 2017 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 August 8, 2017 to ensure registration will be complete and conference credentials provided on August 20.  
    • Registration is not guaranteed and conference credentials may be withheld when payment by check is received after August 8; payment in full by credit card may be required at time of check-in to obtain conference credentials.

     

    Payment in Full:

    • 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.


    IMPORTANT:  

    • 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;
    • Conference registration is for one named individual 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.


    TRADESHOW:  

    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.



    HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
    Paradise Point
    San Diego, CA

    Click Here to Book Your Room Reservation

    *Please note, during the booking process online, you must still check the boxes quoting the prevailing fees to confirm your reservation.

    *You will not be able to book reservations via mobile web devices.


    TRAVEL WITH AMTRAK!

    Discounts available when traveling with AMTRAK!  Call 1-800-872-7245 (or contact your local travel agent) and use code X97D-965 to receive 10% off the best available rail fare to San Diego, valid from August 17-26, 2017).  Please note that this code cannot be used via the website, reservations must be called in.


    **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.


    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 9:30 AM
    • 23 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Paradise Point, San Diego, CA
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    CRRA in partnership with SWANA will launch its Zero Waste Principles and Practices Certification Program August 19-23, 2017 in San Diego, California, concurrently with CRRA’s 41st Annual Conference and Tradeshow!

    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.

    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 2:45 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Paradise Point - The Cove


    CRRA Gives Back!

    Join us at the Cove in Paradise Point on August 20, 2017 as the CRRA community gathers to give back to this great state we love!  

    We're cleaning up the Cove, on land and water! Participants can have the chance to be part of the paddleboard patrol, or just walk the shoreline and pick up trash.  

    This program is made possible thanks to I Love a Clean San Diego and H20 Patrol.

    Be sure to dress cool, wear comfortable shoes and bring drinking water!  There will be a short presentation and instructions provided before we hit the path.  

    This is a family-friendly event. No age limits or skill restrictions on the water-based paddleboard cleanup. Life jackets are required for any participant under the age of 13 and also highly recommended for participants with beginner level swim abilities. All cleanup gear and life jackets will be provided. Please wear clothing that can potentially get wet and water shoes, booties or old tennis shoes to protect your feet.

    All participants will be required to sign waivers for H2O Patrol and I Love a Clean San Diego.  You can print out the attached waivers or be prepared to sign on location.  Each waiver must be printed out separately.


    • 21 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Paradise Point Hotel - ROOM TBA


    YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
    NETWORKING & SPEED MENTORING EVENT
    August 21, 2017

    (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 YP Networking & Speed Mentoring Event on Monday, August 21.

    What is Speed Mentoring?
    Young 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!


    Register Today!


    Mentors include:

    • Colleen Foster – City of Oceanside
    • Cari Dale – City of Oceanside
    • Josh Allen – Global Disposal
    • Chuck Samuelson – Kitchens for Good
    • Manuel Medrano – City of Chula Vista
    • Rick Anthony – Richard Anthony and Associates
    • Jessica Waite – Wrench and Rodent Seabastropub
    • Peter Slote – City of Oakland
    • Bill Dean – Dean and Associates
    • Ana Carvalho – City of San Diego
    • Natalie Roberts – I Love a Clean San Diego
    • Mark Gagliardi – City of Oakland

     

    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 23 Aug 2017
    • San Diego, CA


    CRRA Annual Conference Facility Tours
    August 22 and 23, 2017

    **YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE CONFERENCE TO REGISTER FOR TOURS

    Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis to conference registrants.  If the tour you would like to attend is fully booked, we encourage your to add your name to the waitlist.  

    Due to security at several tour locations, you will be required to have a photo ID (like a driver's license or passport) with you to check-in at the facility. A reminder will be sent to you before the tour.

    **We will make every effort to ensure you are back at Paradise Point for the CRRA Conference for opening sessions, but due to traffic conditions, we cannot guarantee return times.  If you are speaking in a session, or want to see a specific session, we kindly ask that you consider this as you make your tour reservations.


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