Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!

Thank you to our 2016 Recycling Update Sponsors!

Sponsorship helps NCRA provide low-cost tickets and scholarships for Zero Waste Week events.

City of Fremont
City of Vallejo
Napa Recycling & Waste Services
City of Napa
San Francisco Department of the Environment

HF&H Consultants



NCRA Has A New Face!

Welcome to the new face of the Northern California Recycling Association!

We have spent many hours developing a logo that represents the identity of our membership and movement. On the road to Zero Waste, we are focused on the benefits and unique challenges of resource management in the Bay Area and beyond.

NCRA has been a leader for 38 years, with deep roots in the environmental movement and a vibrant spirit, and our new look represents that! We invite you to utilize our web site as a top resource to find articles, information, and opportunities promoting the big “R” of recycling which includes reducing, re-using, refurbishing, repurposing and re-imagining!

Bright, well-connected, relevant, modern, and motivated, we are NCRA!

HUGE thanks to: Iberia Zafira for her inspired and dedicated work on several iterations of the new logo; Chris Sparnicht for his skilled finessing and fine-tuning, and design of the beautiful new theme for website; Portia Sinnott for her many years of technical assistance and passionate design vision; and Juliana Gerber for bringing the 2-year logo revision process to finalization.

2016 Election Results

Congratulations, Jessica Connoly, Alexandra Hoffman, David Krueger and John Moore for being reelected to the NCRA Board and welcome Tim Dewey-Mattia!!!

The NCRA Board of Directors had five seats open and five candidates.  The Elections Committee (Mary Lou Van Deventer and Lori Marra, with assistance from Juliana Gerber) began the process in November by identifying the due dates and deadlines per the bylaws.

All bylaws deadlines were met and the protocols were followed.  All candidates submitted statements timely, and the election was conducted electronically using the SimplyVoting website.  The cost was $200.

Members had ten days to vote.  All members in good standing as of the record date, midnight January 10, received electronic ballots on January 11. “Good standing” meant that dues were fully paid and in NCRA’s hands, not just in the mail.  Members who hadn’t yet voted received up to four reminders before the election ended at midnight January 20.

There were 178 eligible voters, and 79 voted, for a turnout of 44.4%. That was down from 63.4% in 2015.  In 2015 there were more candidates than openings, and the competition may have motivated more voters to cast ballots.  The results were certified by SimplyVoting.

New Directors were announced at the January 21 members’ meeting. Their two-year terms officially begin in February.

Thank you, Directors, for stepping up to lead NCRA in 2016.  This should be a banner year for the Zero Waste movement of which NCRA is part.

Board Of Directors Candidate Statements, 2016

Prepared by Juliana Gerber, Administrative Coordinator

The following candidates have submitted ballot statements to serve on the 2016 NCRA Board of Directors. Voting is open from Jan 11 – Jan 20 and the election results will be announced at the Annual Members Meeting held Jan 21 at 6pm at StopWaste’s headquarters in Oakland. The link to voting will be emailed to members on Jan 11. If you did not receive our email but believe you should have (i.e. your membership is current as of Jan 11, 2016), please EMAIL US and we can email the link again. Read More “Board Of Directors Candidate Statements, 2016”