Zero Waste Brain Trust
Zero Waste Community Showcase and Tools Workshops 2015

What Local Communities Are Doing Get To High Diversion And Zero Waste
Plus New And Updated Tools That Can Really Help!

For municipal staff and all other interested parties.


9:30am – 3:30pm, $40 per person including lunch

CRRA Members, Alameda County residents and StopWaste Member Agency staff:
$10 discount if payment is received by deadline – Burbank: 11/23 or Oakland: 12/1.
Late registration: $60; no discounts. Click here to pay via PayPal or here to send a check.

Quote from the 12/1/15 Burbank Workshop:
“… A fantastic networking opportunity and the discussions were very dynamic.”

Zero Waste USA, Global Recycling Council of the California Resource Recovery Association, Zero Waste Sonoma County, City of Burbank, StopWaste. Promotional partners include Northern California Recycling Association, U.S. Zero Waste Business Council, Zero Waste San Diego and Zero Waste Humboldt.Funded in part by a grant from the Altamont Educational Advisory Board. Additional sponsors and partners welcome!PROGRAM
Facilitated by members of the Global Recycling Council of the California Resource Recovery Association.

Panel A – Tools:
Very Quick Intro To Zero Waste
New and Updated ZWBT Zero Waste And High Diversion Tools
EPA’s New Planning Tool – “Managing and Transforming Waste Streams – A Tool for Communities”
Zero Waste RFPs, Contracts and Incentives

Panel B – Solutions:
Local High Diversion and Zero Waste Showcase
How Tools Can Help – hat Other Tools Are Needed?

Brainstorm: What’s Next – California?

Portia Sinnott, Zero Waste USA
Ruth Abbe, Abbe & Associates
Rick Anthony, Richard Anthony AssociatesPANELISTS
Andre Villasenor, USEPA Region 9
Chanel Kincaid, City of Santa Monica
Colleen Foster, City of Oceanside
Jackie Cornejo and Amardeep Gill, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Portia Sinnott, Zero Waste USA
Tedd Ward, Del Norte SWMA
Gary Liss, Gary Liss & Associates
Laura McKaughan, EnvirolutionsPANELISTS
Karen Irwin, USEPA Region 9
Steven Chiv, San Francisco Department of the Environment
Naomi Lue, CVSAN
Mark Gagliardi, City of Oakland
Tedd Ward, Del Norte SWMA
Gary Wolf and Justin Lehrer, StopWaste
About the ToolsOver the last few years, members of the Zero Waste Brain Trust Core Team have conducted numerous brainstorms and projects, all of which helped us to collect and develop a suite of Zero Waste and high diversion best practices and resources. This “brain trust” has been distilled into useful strategic tools – case studies, assessment models, and sample policy, ordinance and agreement language. We have also been updating and improving the assessment tools we and others have been using for years, many of which can be found on the Zero Waste USA website: The team also worked under contract to the EPA to develop much of the content contained in the recently published EPA website: Managing and Transforming Waste Streams – A Tool for Communities.