2023 Bylaws Available Soon

The Board is working on NCRA’s 2023 restated Bylaws – 5 pages, which will replace the 2019 Bylaws – 31 pages. This set is a simpler, more generic version that is in sync with the State of California non-profits requirements.

The 2023 Bylaws are  part of our effort to bring NCRA more up to date. The Board was assisted in this effort by Alcorn Law of Citrus Heights.

The new Bylaws will be ready for member review in early 2024. A 2/3 majority of the membership is required for approval.

Questions are welcome via the website contact page.

2023 Board of Directors Elections – Candidate Statements

Eight NCRA members – including 3 incumbents, have been nominated to serve on the 2024-2025 Board of Directors. There are six two-year positions to fill.

Voting opens Wednesday, November 15 and ends Thursday, November 30 at midnight. Results will be presented to the board for ratification, then to the candidates via email and later to the membership via the December newsletter.

Early November 15, custom voting links will be emailed to current members. If you do not receive our SimplyVoting email that day, but believe you should –  your membership is current as of November 15, 2022, please contact the office.


Xinci Tan

Xinci Tan, Member since 2018 In 2018 Zero Waste Sonoma hired me to lead SB 1383 implementation efforts. In addition, as the Organics Program Manager, I oversee contracts with the…

Devin Jackson

Devin Jackson, Incumbent, Member since 2020 I am a STEM/STEAM teacher, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, 2021 CCC Leadership in Sustainability Award Winner, Recycle SMART “green” educator, 2018 “Bronze” CA Green Ribbon…

Bailey Hall

Bailey Hall, Incumbent, Member since 2019 I’ve been a NCRA member since 2019 and a board member since early 2022. As the co-chair of the Zero Waste Advocacy Committee, I’ve…

Sally Houghton

Sally Houghton, Member since 2016 Plastic Recycling Corporation of California (PRCC) staff have been NCRA members for several decades; as the new Executive Director, I want to continue the legacy…

Bailey Hall

Bailey Hall, Incumbent, Member since 2019

I’ve been a NCRA member since 2019 and a board member since early 2022. As the co-chair of the Zero Waste Advocacy Committee, I’ve been able to get my feet wet with tracking and supporting different pieces of waste-related legislation. I’ve just gotten started and want to accomplish so much more in terms of NCRA’s advocacy work. I’d be honored to have that opportunity by serving two more years on the NCRA board.

As co-chair this past year, I started NCRA’s most recent legislative tracker and began holding monthly legislation meetings. We’re a small but mighty group that discusses important bills, progress, and next steps. I’ve submitted a few letters to the Legislature and Governor on behalf of NCRA, but I want to write far more in the years to come. I’d love to see NCRA’s presence in California legislation expand, including more coordination with like-minded groups. I’d also like to help plan legislative activities for NCRA members like educational webinars or lobbying days.

I love this field, and NCRA has played a critical role in inducting me. Solid waste has so many brilliant people and rabbit holes of waste-related conundrums that need solutions. I’ve been a Zero Waste Coordinator with the City of Sunnyvale for the past four years, and look forward to continuing this path. I’d appreciate your vote for the 24/25 NCRA board!

RU 2024 Call for Presentations, Speakers and Topics

Call for Presentations, Speakers and Topic Nominations
Applications close Friday October 20, 2023

NCRA is seeking speakers for the 2024 Recycling Update (RU) to share what is new and different in all aspects of waste reduction and Zero Waste. We especially invite speakers who have not yet presented at this dynamic, fast paced event. Join over 300 attendees – in-person and on-line, from local government recycling staff, policy makers, consultants, haulers and processors from across Northern California to hear about the newest and greatest ideas our field.
All speakers have ***10 minutes*** for their presentation and 2 minutes for questions. An advantage is that everyone in attendance will hear your ideas – no breakouts or tracks. We run a pretty tight ship, so it’s important that each speaker be well prepared, and stay within their allotted time.

Whatever topic you propose, your presentations should reflect NCRA’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Please make a conscious effort to address these issues as you prepare your submissions, both in textual and graphic elements. In addition, the selection committee encourages proposals focused on SB 1383 implementation and Reuse & Repair.

Speakers receive free registration as well as one year of membership.  For additional information, please use the form to ask your questions.

Call for Presentations and Topic/Speaker Nominations

Election 2023 – Nominate Yourself To Serve On The NCRA Board!

NCRA has been a Recycling and Zero Waste trailblazer since 1978! You can help develop the cutting edge by applying to serve on our 11-person Board of Directors! Six positions will be open this January. Three members are stepping down.

We are seeking candidates that are familiar with NCRA and have actively participated in a committee and/or attended at least one board meeting in the last 12 months.

The October 1 deadline has been extended to October 8. Candidate statements will be posted on the website and in the mid-October newsletter. Ballots will be sent out to current members November 15. Results will be announced in December – first to the candidates and then via the December newsletter.

For more details, please visit the Elections page.