Become a Member of CRRA

Online Membership Form

Become a member of CRRA today. It is easy to become a CRRA member - simply click the link below! Note: If you are going to pay by check, you must still use the online form to generate an invoice that you can mail with your payment. Thank you!

Who Should Become a Member of CRRA?

The California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) is an environmentally focused professional organization for people involved in resource conservation through waste prevention, reuse, recycling and composting activities. CRRA members use their collective knowledge and experience to create and help implement innovative solutions and programs to reduce material going to landfill. The Association works closely with the individuals and organizations that influence and shape conservation and waste prevention policy and programs. CRRA provides a variety of forums and venues that increase communication among government, industry and environmental organizations.

CRRA is a conduit to all facets of resource conservation and actively influences the future waste prevention, reuse, recycling and composting policies and markets in California. CRRA facilitates workshops, discussion lists, conferences and networking opportunities to engage members to think about the bigger picture, the ever changing environmental issues, we face locally, regionally and worldwide. CRRA members are encouraged to focus on new ideas and practices that will help create jobs, reduce waste, conserve and preserve natural resources, build a sustainable economy and protect the environment. The result is open dialogue within the membership which enables all of us to make our resource conservation efforts stronger, more effective, sustainable and profitable. Together we help conserve precious and finite resources, and collectively we are able to meet the challenges of state and federal mandates.

Annual Membership Dues

CRRA Members have the opportunity to join up to three of the ten Technical Councils. Simply check the appropriate TC's as you complete your membership application/renewal form:

  • $200 General Member
  • Free Student (Requires Proof - Student ID Required)
  • $100 Non-profit Organization - Employee or Board Member (Requires proof of 501(c)3)*


This type of membership is available to individuals who are employed by Non-Profit Organizations as defined below. Any person requesting this type of membership will make available proper documentation and their affiliation with that non-profit. CRRA will review the applicant’s EIN (Employer Identification Number) or suitable successor indicator to authenticate 501 (c)(3) status prior to granting a Non-Profit Organization membership. EIN information may be found at

In addition, private businesses that work with or are contractors/sub-contractors for a 501 (c) (3) are not eligible for this provision.

Examples of NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS that qualify for this type of membership include:

1) 501(c)(3) - A public charity, identified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as "not a private foundation," that normally receives a substantial part of its income, directly or indirectly, from the general public or from the government. The public support must be fairly broad, not limited to a few individuals or families. Public charities are defined in the Internal Revenue Code under sections 509(a)(1) through 509(a)(4).

2) A private foundation or a non-operating foundation, which receives most of its income from investments and endowments. This income is used to make grants to other organizations, rather than being dispersed directly for charitable activities. Private foundations are defined in the Internal Revenue Code under section 509(a) as 501(c)(3) organizations, which do not qualify as public charities.

Examples of Non-profits that do not qualify for the reduced membership fees include:

1) 501(c)(4)- Organizations that are civic leagues and other corporations operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare, or local associations of employees with membership limited to a designated company or people in a particular municipality or neighborhood, and with net earnings devoted exclusively to charitable, educational, or recreational purposes.

2) 501(c)(5) - Organizations that include labor, agricultural, and horticultural organizations.

3) 501(c)(6) - Organizations that include Business Leagues, Home Builders Association, Chambers of Commerce, Real Estate Boards, etc.

4) 527 – Organizations created primarily to influence the selection, nomination, election, appointment or defeat of candidates to federal, state or local public office.

Technical Councils

Under CRRA's umbrella are eleven Technical Councils that CRRA supports organizationally and financially. Technical Councils are groups of members that concentrate on a particular topic or interest providing technical assistance, policy commentary, networking opportunities, and other services to CRRA and its members. CRRA members can join any three free of charge. Simply check the appropriate TC's as you complete your membership application/renewal form: (Click here to learn more about the Technical Councils)

  • California Organic Recycling Council (CORC)
  • Construction and Demolition Council (CDC)
  • Edible Food Recovery Technical Council (EFR)
  • Green Initiatives for Venues and Events (GIVE)
  • Global Recycling Council (GRC)
  • Local Agency Technical Council (LATC)
  • Recyclers Global Warming Council (RGWC)
  • K-12 Technical Council (K-12)
  • Household Hazardous Waste Council (HHW)
  • The California Sustainable Business Council (CSBC)
  • Prevention, ReUse & Repair Technical Council (PRR)
  • Zero Waste Campus Council (ZWCC)

Membership Benefits

  • Access to the CRRA Discussion Forums
  • Access to the Membership directory
  • Discounts to CRRA Events - including registration to annual conferences
  • Voting privileges in organization elections
  • Opportunity to join up to three Technical Councils
  • Opportunity to participate on CRRA Committees
  • Opportunity to run for CRRA Board of Directors
  • Alerts and email announcements of meetings, workshops, technical councils, and conferences
  • Legislative representation
  • Free postings on CRRA Jobs Board
  • National Recycling Coalition membership
  • Discount subscription to Resource Recycling Journal                  


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Zero Waste Professional Career opportunities throughout California!

Have a job posting you'd like to post on the CRRA Members' Job Board?
 Email Lauren with your posting in either Word or PDF format.




Contact Despina M. Kreatsoulas, Director of Administration (916) 441-2772, ext. 2



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