Anaerobic Digestion Facility Tour in August at South San Francisco Scavenger!

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 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

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.


Recycling Update 2016 – Speaker Presentation Videos

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!


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.