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CRRA 46th Annual Conference and Trade Show, Oceanside, CA

September 6, 2022 - September 9, 2022

The California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) is hosting its 46th Annual Conference & Trade Show, “From Land to Sea: Creating a Sustainable California”, September 6-9, 2022 at The Seabird Resort in Oceanside, CA.

This annual event is 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 Trade Show attracts over 600 attendees and showcases some 30 sessions with over 100 industry expert presenters.  Download the complete conference brochure here.  Several SCS professionals are participating in the conference, including:

SWANA International President and SCS Project Director, TIM FLANAGAN, is the keynote speaker on September 9.

SCS Vice President, TRACIE BILLS, is CRRA’s Executive Director and was instrumental in organizing the conference.
Tracie is moderating the Exploring Alternative Fuels session
[Potluck Track, Sept 7, 4:00 – 5:30 pm (Breakwater room)]

SCS Senior Vice President, MICHELLE LEONARD, is moderating the It’s All About Compliance session
[Policy Track, Sept 8, 2:45 – 4:15 pm (Seagaze B)]


The conference will include numerous networking opportunities, including a welcome reception, policy roundtable, beach cleanup, brewery meetup, industry story sharing “Trash Monologues”, NCRA Players show, exhibitor reception, facilities tour, and more.  This year’s theme – FROM LAND TO SEA: CREATING A SUSTAINABLE CALIFORNIA – speaks to CRRA’s overall mission and responsibility to the environment. Oceanside is a beautiful coastal community that has taken steps to create an environment at the forefront of zero waste, implementing its zero waste plan and many successful organics management/food recovery initiatives that have paved the way for the City to be successful with SB 1383.

This year’s conference will be a HYBRID live and online streaming event. All speakers will present live from Oceanside; attendees will choose to attend either “live” or “virtually” (one registration type per person).  Please Note: a COVID-19 proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test 72 hours before date of attendance is required for all attendees in Oceanside.

Visit the CRRA Conference & Tradeshow site for more details and registration information.




The Seabird Resort – Destination by Hyatt
101 Mission Ave
Oceanside, California 92054
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California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA)