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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!!!

Thanks to all those who attended our First Ever Zero Food Waste Forum on Oct 16! If you missed it, Click here to learn more.

NCRA was 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

NCRA BOARD MEETING, THURS NOV 20, 1970 Broadway St 9th floor, Oakland, CA. Dinner at 5:30pm; Meeting at 6:30pm AGENDA 

Join us for the very last NCRA board meeting of the year! Agenda to be posted here on the week of the meeting. Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend. Dinner is provided free to members and available for a small donation to non-members. There is still lots left to do in 2014 so please get involved! RSVP here if you are planning to attend as you will need further instruction to find us in the building. 

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

Who is NCRA?

Advocacy News

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Our popular Intro to Recycling Class was held on October 27-29 at 401 Tunnel Ave in San Francisco. Thanks to all those who attended
This three day course focused on the All the Basics: Terms, Concepts, Equipment, and Resources in the greater Bay Area. It's a valuable tool for those new to the industry or for those looking to implement more effective waste diversion campaigns in their towns. The course will be offered again in the Spring, typically in March. Please check back to our web site for more details!

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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