Northern California Recycling Association

The Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization founded in 1978 to promote environmentally sound discards management. Our 300 plus members are individuals engaged in state and local Zero Waste initiatives. We provide communities, industry leaders, employees, students, job-seekers and activists the opportunity to collaborate in evolving Zero Waste education and advocacy. Everyone is invited to support our mission, goals and vision, and we are committed to total inclusion.

NCRA’s mission has evolved beyond recycling advocacy to the inclusion of materials discards management via twenty-first-century Zero Waste principles and practices. Our broader mission is to End Waste.