California Events

We're pleased to share news, grants, educational events and opportunities offered by our Technical Councils and industry partners:



GAIA's #BeyondRecovery Series

GAIA is pleased to announce that the GAIA's global study Zero Waste and Economic Recovery: The Job Creation Potential of Zero Waste Solutions finds that zero waste creates the most jobs of any waste management approach--200x more than landfills and incinerators!

Zero waste systems not only create more jobs, they create better jobs. Studies show that jobs in zero waste go beyond basic manual labor, provide higher wages, offer more permanent positions and improve quality of life. Zero waste systems are an essential part of a just transition, where those impacted by waste pollution are the first to recieve the benefits of gainful zero waste employment. 

Let's stop throwing away the chance to create thousands of good jobs. It's time for our leaders to invest in solutions that work for us and our planet.


CARE Request for Proposals for a Reuse Study on Post-Consumer Carpet Barriers and Opportunities. Dealine is March 5, 2021

Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Reuse Study on Post Consumer Carpet Barriers and Opportunities. The purpose of this project is to inform CARE on the possible barriers and opportunities to increasing the reuse of carpet as a floor covering. Preference is given to California-based proposers. Deadline for proposal submission is noon on March 5, 2021.

Please visit CARE's website to download the complete RFP HERE.  

RFP questions must be submitted in writing to: Jared Zitron ( by noon on Friday February 19, 2021


Waste Not OC Coalition. March 24, 2021 at 12pm

Virtually join us to learn about what Waste Not OC Coalilition has in store for the future! 

Find out more HERE


Notice of Funds Available: Beverage Container Redemption Pilot Project Grant Program 


The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities for California local government and recycling center operators to improve redemption opportunities for eligible beverage containers and increase recycling rates in unserved convenience zones statewide.
Applications to be submitted through January 1, 2022.