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Why NCRA? The NCRA News

You may already be familiar with the NCRA News – our monthly newsletter, containing thought-provoking articles, upcoming events and lots of original content that will help you stay on the cutting edge. Regular features include legislative updates, markets analysis, Sharing-from-Afar, and opinion pieces from our membership.

Why NCRA? It's the Road to Zero Waste

Since 1976 NCRA has been an association of people, mostly in the Bay Area of California, who question the dominant garbage-as-usual paradigm and who have worked diligently and cooperatively to provide facilities, systems, and concepts that allow the eight million people in our area to have maximum opportunities to divert all materials from landfills and incinerators and back into the stream of

Why NCRA? Member Committees

NCRA has several committees that members can participate in. These committees advocate for Zero Waste, schedule tours, provides education and outreach, and manage the logistics and newsletter.

News Flash!!!

The First Ever Zero Food Waste Forum! Click here to learn more.

NCRA is also happy to support the Feeding the 5000 event in downtown Oakland on Oct 18! Click here to learn more.

NCRA is now active on Twitter @NCRARecycles & Instagram: ncrarecycles. Join the conversation for Zero Waste!

Board Meetings


There will not be a board meeting open to the public in October as we will be hosting a closed training session for board members instead. Please come see join us at either the Zero Waste Food Forum on Oct 16th or the Feeding the 5000 event in Oakalnd on Oct 18th! We will be having our last board meeting of the year in November with no meeting in December.

Thanks to those who joined us last month at the Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) for the screening of the documentary Clean Bin Project followed by the board meeting. Clean Bin is the first documentary by Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin, filmmakers of the food waste documentary Just Eat It, which will be featured at the Zero Food Waste Forum on October 16th. 

The NCRA Board meets the third Thursday of the month - except in August and December.

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Our popular Intro to Recycling Class will be held on October 27-29 at 401 Tunnel Ave in San Francisco. REGISTER NOW SPACE IS LIMITED!

This three day course will be held October 27-29, 2014 (Monday - Wednesday), 8:30am - 3:15pm Recology (SF Recycling and Disposal, Inc.) 401 Tunnel Avenue, San Francisco (adjacent to Bayshore CALTRAIN Station) All the Basics: Terms, Concepts, Equipment, and Resources in San Francisco. Click here to register and for directions. Cost $45 for all materials - lunch not included. Scholarships are available for students! Contact for details.


Learn about jobs in recycling & waste reduction from leaders of the industry at NCRA Jobs in Recycling Workshops.

The next Jobs In Recycling Workshop - Haulers is November 5, 2013. Click here for details.

Workshop History, article reports and video.

Support NCRA


Wish there was MORE you could do than just be a member of NCRA? Donations to suppport NCRA Programs are always welcome. Please contact NCRA President Laura McKaughan at for more.

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