NCRA’s August Board meeting will take place at South San Francisco Scavenger and will include a tour of their brand new and state-of-the-art Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility! Opened in 2015, and already winning awards of distinction for innovation in recycling equipment and odor control, this tour is a great opportunity to get an up close look at how South San Francisco Scavenger is able to use AD to manage the local community’s need to process commercial food scraps while also keeping the neighbors happy by maintaining compliance with environmental regulations around odor control.
Closed toed shoes are required for the tour, but no other PPE will be required.
The tour will begin at 4pm, with the monthly meeting to follow, with dinner (provided!) at 5:30pm and the meeting to commence at 6pm. Click here for the Draft Board Meeting Agenda.
Note: Parking is ample at the facility, and carpools are encouraged. There is no public transit that gets closer to 1.5 miles from the facility. If there is interest, NCRA can organize shuttle rides from the South San Francisco BART Station. Please email email@example.com if you might need help with transportation.
August 18, 2016
South San Francisco Scavenger
500 East Jamie Ct.South San Francisco, CA 94080
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch a video about the Biogenic CNG Facility here.
Click here to learn more about the SMARTFERM technology in place at South San Francisco Scavenger.
Thank you to all the organizers, speakers, participants and volunteers! The 21st Annual Recycling Update Conference
hosted in Berkeley, CA had an amazing turnout, engaging presenters, delicious local food, and exciting networking.
We have uploaded photos to our Facebook page, take a look!
We are also pleased to present you with the video presentations from our Speakers. We will be adding more every few days, so check back, and view and share widely!
- Josh Simpson, Director of Marketing for Kamps Propane, “Innovation for Recreation: The Little Kamper Refillable Propane Tank”
- Mike O’Donnell, Marketing Director, Mattress Recycling Council, “Mattress Collection and Recycling Programs”
- Dana Frasz, Founder of Food Shift, “Strategies for Reducing Food Waste in Santa Clara County and Beyond”
- Miguel Robles, Project Coordinator, BioSafety Alliance, “The Soil Not Oil Coalition”
- Susan Collins, Container Recycling Institute, “CA Beverage Recycling Program Needs Our Help”
- Eli Goodsell, Director of Regenerative Programs, Conservation Corps North Bay, “Local Conservation Corps – Recycling Stuff and Changing Lives”
- Laura McKaughan, NCRA President, and Andrea Deleon, Cascadia Consulting Group Co-Project Manager, “Organics Outreach to Multifamily Properties in Oakland”
- Jared Blumenfeld, Director, EPA Region 9, “California’s Trash Control Policy: Guidance for Source-Reduction as well as controlling the Pacific Garbage Patch”
- Jessica Connolly, Recycling Programs Coordinator for MFDs, Marin Sanitary Service, “Multifamily Dwelling Compost Pilot: Measuring how Outreach Tools Influences Participation”
- Damon Carson, President of repurposedMATERIALS, “Repurposing Industrial Waste Streams”
- Maybo AuYeung and Emmanuel Nava, Co-coordinators of the 2016 Zero Waste Youth Convergence, present “Organizing Youth for Change”
- Tim Dewey-Mattia, Recycling & Public Education Manager for Napa Recycling & Waste Services, “Zero Waste Lessons from the Napa Earthquake”
- Evan Edgar, Principal of Edgar & Associates, “The California Plan before the Ban Goes Global”
- Doug Button, President and General Manager of South San Francisco Scavenger, “Making Gas Not Trash”
- Lisa Skumatz, Principal of Skumatz Economic Research Associate (SERA), presents “Every-Other-Week Collection: Tradeoffs in Frequency, New Streams, Efficiencies, and Cost-Effectiveness”
- Teresa Montgomery, Public Relations Manager for Garden City Sanitation, and Richard Gertman, Principal at For Sustainability Too, “San José Residential Food Scraps Pilot– from Fork to Feed!”
- NCRA Players, “At the Landfill”
- Eric Dubinsky, Project Scientist in the Ecology Department at Lawrence Berkeley, “The Fate of Pharmaceuticals in Thermophilic Compost”
- Conrad MacKerron, Senior Vice President at As You Sow, “Shareholder Pressure to Challenge Pharma on Drug Disposal”
- Nick Lapis, Legislative Coordinator for Californians Against Waste, “Legislative Action on Waste Policy”
- Matt Cotton, Composting Consultant, “Composting Rules: It’s Complicated”
- Michael Gross, Director of Sustainability for Zanker Recycling, “WoodAGeddon”
- Daniel Hamilton, Sustainability Program Manager for the City of Oakland, “Oakland Represents at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris”
- Rob Hilton, Vice President with HF&H Consultants, “How to Stop Worrying and Start Loving Charges for Recycling and Organics”
- Lori Marra, Environmental Specialist, City of Fremont, “Fremont Times Square: A Local Success Story”
- Wes Nelson, Sales and Marketing manager for GreenWaste Carpet Recycling, presents “California’s Magic Carpet Ride”
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RECYCLING ASSOCIATION
Location: John Moore’s Office, 1970 Broadway St, Oakland, CA 94612
Food served at 6pm; meeting begins at 6:30pm.
Open to the public – all welcome to attend.
See Draft Meeting Agenda: NCRA Mtg Agenda 2_18_16
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.