CRRA Technical Councils

Technical Councils

Technical Councils (TCs) are under the umbrella of CRRA which supports the Councils organizationally and financially. These groups consist of members within a particular topic, industry sector or interest and provide technical assistance, policy commentary, networking opportunities, and other services to CRRA and its members. CRRA members may join any three free of charge.

To sign up for Technical Council calls, visit this link.  

To view past Technical Council webinars, visit this link.



CRRA Technical Councils


California Organic Recycling Council

The California Organics Recycling Council (CORC) represents a unified voice for organics recyclers, including collectors, processors, end users, and local governments,  through advocacy on Government Regulations, Product Standards, Environmental Impacts, Research, Education and Compost Marketing. CORC provides educational workshops, expert testimony and comments on legislation and regulations, and is a resource for organic materials recycling programs.

CORC Executive Committee Meetings are held the second Friday of each month at 10:00 am (excluding August).

The California Sustainable Business Council

California Sustainable Business Council

The California Sustainable Business Council (CSBC) aims to develop a sustainable economy in California in which businesses align profitability with environmental and social responsibility. The Council works with other organizations with similar interests to share information and advocate policies and programs to help businesses identify and implement sustainability best management practices. Members include members of CRRA and other California organizations working to promote sustainable business practices, policies and programs, including: businesses, business associations, service providers, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies.


Construction and Demolition Council

The Construction Demolition Council (CDC) promotes the advancement and enhancement of construction and demolition (C&D) waste material recovery practices, and strives to expand C&D recovery infrastructure and markets. CDC advocates the incorporation of C&D reuse and recycling as part of Green Building principals. CDC strives to incorporate members of the following industries: salvage operators, recyclers, processors, consultants, waste haulers, and local government officials dedicated to advancing C&D waste recovery and Green Building principles.

CDC Meetings will be held on the second Mondays at the beginning of each Quarter for all members. Internal TC Committee meetings will take place every second Monday internally. 

Edible Food Recovery Technical Council

The Edible Food Recovery Technical Council (TC) will help develop membership and give recognition to CRRA throughout California by promoting advancement of food recovery systems throughout the state, and working together to help create sustainable programs. We will provide innovative information on best practices, strategies, partnerships and promotion of Edible Food Recovery as a means of reducing food insecurity, dignified food distribution practices/services, humanizing, normalizing help.

Global Recycling Council

The Global Recycling Council (GRC) advocates for three broad policy statements: Zero Waste, End Welfare for Wasting, and Jobs from Design and Discards. The GRC partners with local, national and international grassroots organizations to develop policies and programs which will further these goals. The GRC has been a leader in calling on manufacturers to take responsibility for their products and packaging and ensure that these can be reused or recycled. GRC also works for the elimination of economic incentives, such as subsidies and tax breaks, which promote waste. The GRC encourages us all to think beyond the 50% recycling goal and envision and create a world without waste. GRC's members are comprised of non-profits, recyclers, state, federal and local government, recycled product manufacturers and many others.

GRC Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month from 10:00 am to 11:30 am PST.  Please contact the Co-Chairs for more information.


Green Initiatives for Venues and Events

The Green Initiatives for Venues and Events (GIVE) is a not for profit organization whose members are dedicated to minimizing waste, maximizing diversion, and conserving resources at venue facilities and large event activities by providing information, training, organization, and issue advocacy to industry professionals, government agencies, and the public. Members include local jurisdictions, service providers, community organizations, venue and event operators.

GIVE Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month from 11am to 12pm PST.


Household Hazardous Waste Council

The Household Hazardous Waste Technical Council (HHWTC) includes a subgroup of CRRA members who manage household hazardous waste programs including Producer Responsibility Programs.  The HHWTC will serve as a forum to share ideas and experiences that will allow members to learn from the experience of others.   Through this sharing of knowledge we can become more effective and efficient managers of household hazardous waste.

HHW Meetings are scheduled as needed. Please be sure to contact the Executive Committee for details.


K-12 Technical Council

The K-12 Technical Council (K-12TC) aims to cultivate waste reduction behavior and environmental literacy in K-12 Schools using best practices in waste reduction, infrastructure and education. Our members are city recycling coordinators, education service providers, consultants and teachers.


Local Agency Technical Council

The Local Agency Technical Council (LATC) represents local government interests within CRRA, organizes workshops and panels to inform local government representatives and other interested parties, shares information, and advocates positions on issues which may affect local public agencies. Members include local governmental agencies and others concerned with governmental resource recovery and sustainability.

Prevention, Reuse & Repair Technical Council 

The Prevention, Reuse & Repair Technical Council (TC) helps develop membership and give recognition to CRRA throughout California by providing a forum for discussion and action around a popular and important topic.  We provide focused, cutting-edge information on prevention, reuse and repair.

Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month (excluding December) at 10:00 am PST.  For call details, click here.


Recycler's Global Warming Council

The Recycler’s Global Warming Council (RGWC) represents interests within CRRA to address the issue of greenhouse gases. It organizes workshops and panels to inform government representatives and other interested parties about the effects of greenhouse gases in our environment and how eliminating waste, reuse, recycling and composting can minimize that impact.


RGWC Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month from 10 am to 11 am. For call details, click here.

Zero Waste Campus Council (ZWCC)

The Zero Waste Campus Council is dedicated to advocating, creating, and supporting campuses that are moving toward Zero Waste. Our network of members are available to provide feedback on projects or ideas that reduce waste, promote circular economy, and/or implement other Zero Waste practices in any campus environment.  We organize educational workshops, conference sessions and professional networking opportunities.