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Intro to Recycling Course in SF: Oct. 24-26



Apologies for Cross-Postings

The Northern California Recycling Association Presents:

INTRODUCTION TO RECYCLING
All the Basics: Terms, Concepts, Equipment, and Resources

Three Days: October 24-26, 2005 (Monday - Wednesday)
8:30 AM - 3:15 PM
SANITARY FILL CLASSROOM
401 Tunnel Road, San Francisco
(at Bayshore CalTrain Station)
Free Parking and available Public Transit

COST: $45 for all materials (lunch not included).

Register Online at http://www.ncrarecycles.org/itr/itr.html

Sometimes our own work is moving forward so fast that we may lack the time or the skills to provide needed training to newcomers. Thus, NCRA offers this course to help train people who would like a quick overview of recycling by presenting an inexpensive three-day course at a convenient location.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The course is designed for newcomers to the recycling field and is an ideal orientation for many individuals such as: entry-level program assistants, interns, professionals from other fields, members of local advisory committees, city council members and staff, members of the board of supervisors, activists, solid waste handlers, recycling program managers and staff.

CURRICULUM:

KEY TERMS IN RECYCLING
* Introductory Survey: What do you currently know about recycling
* Basic Terms: Three Rs, The IWM Hierarchy, and "To Discard or to Dispose"

BASIC CONCEPTS IN RECYCLING
* The roles of cycles in ecosystems and closing the materials loop
* How the materials cycle got broken
* How we recognized our shortcomings
* Conceptualizing the future: hierarchy
* The failure of recycling's competitors: landfills and incinerators
* Market share of competing ventures - how fast things change
* The eight reasons we recycle
* Categorizing recyclables: the twelve categories
* How recycling works: drop-off, buyback, curbside
* Processing mixed materials vs. source-separated recycling
* The five types of material sorting/processing facilities
* Encouraging source separation-type recycling: the four policy options
* Five meanings of source reduction
* Three levels/types of recycling
* Market development and recycled product procurement
* Forming new ventures: the six areas of activity
* Recycling's role in climate change
* Overview of commonly used equipment

DAY THREE IS NOW DEVOTED SPECIFICALLY TO ISSUES SURROUNDING THE
REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT: What the CIWMB is, how it operates, what it
requires of local governments, how local public agencies stay out of
trouble, the level of enforcement, managing data for reports, etc.

KNOW YOUR MATERIALS
Hands-on demonstrations of basic market grades of materials:
metal, glass, paper, plastic, wood, etc.

EQUIPMENT SLIDE SHOW
Independent Learning: paper and video resources

INDEPENDENT LEARNING
Registrant will be advised to consult "Introduction to Recycling" which
is posted on NCRA's web site, www.ncrarecycles.org. The majority of the
presenters will be NCRA members working in the recycling field. Most of
the classroom day will be spent listening to guest speakers and completing
exercises designed to enhance the basic concepts in the field.

INSTRUCTORS
Under the general leadership of Arthur Boone, NCRA's Educational
Chairperson, a series of recycling industry leaders will address specific topics.

Register Online at http://www.ncrarecycles.org/itr/itr.html

ALSO, check out and register for our upcoming ITR class in Los Angeles on the NCRA website.

For more information about this post contact :
The Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA) at:  ncra@ncrarecycles.org


Gary Liss       
916-652-7850    
Fax: 916-652-0485
www.garyliss.com