Each year, the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) organizes one of the most comprehensive and informative conferences dedicated to recycling and sustainable materials management in California and beyond. CRRA is well known for its training and educational offerings since the early 1970s.  The Annual Conference and Tradeshow attracts over 500 individuals annually and showcases an estimated 30 sessions each year with over 100 industry experts as presenters. This year’s event will be held at Paradise Point in beautiful San Diego, CA, August 20-23, 2017. 

You can find specific information on Tours, Young Professionals Event, Tradeshow, Awards and Lodging under the "Conference" main menu item here on our website.  And we're available to answer your questions by email or phone (916-441-2772, ext 3) as well!


We are pleased to announce our 2017 Plenary Speakers:

Monday, August 21, 2017

Dr. Braimah Apambire, Phd
Director, Center for International Water & Sustainability (CIWAS), Desert Research Institute
Jared Blumenfeld
Former Regional Administrator, US EPA Region 9

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Bob Kenney
Senior Waste Resource Officer, Nova Scotia Environment
Heidi Sanborn
Executive Director, California Product Stewardship Council

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

William Eick
Executive Chef/Partner, 608
Davin Waite
Chef/Owner, Wrench & Rodent, Seabasstropub, The Whet Noodle, and Pickled Ginger Catering

2017 Tracks - for all Breakout Session details, click here.

Monday 8/21 Protecting Water Organics Market Schools Bonus Sessions
Tuesday 8/22 Illegal Dumping Organics Planning & Climate C&D
Wednesday 8/23 Marine Protection Organics Education/Outreach Border


Onsite registration is subject to a $50 processing fee.




Regular Conf. Registration - $725

Early Bird1-day Conf. Registration - $250

1-day Conf. Registration - $325

Booth - $1175 (conference registration included)

Booth Attendant (1-day) - $135 (tradeshow only,
no access to plenaries or sessions)


Regular Conf. Registration - $1000

Early Bird 1-dayConf Registration - $300

1-day Conf. Registration - $375

Booth - $1450 (conference registration included)

Booth Attendant (1-day) - $185 (tradeshow only,
no access to plenaries or sessions)

Please note: we provide the following meals for registered attendees: continental breakfast on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.  There is no lunch provided on Monday. Only individuals registered have access to the dining area.

Important Dates: 

  • May 31, 2017 – Early Bird Deadline
  • August 4, 2107 – Last day to purchase online
  • August 20-23, 2017 – Onsite registration, subject to a $50 on-site processing fee (not including special events)



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