It is the purpose of the California Waste & Recycling Association (CWRA), a non-profit industry association, to improve business conditions in the solid waste industry on behalf of its membership, to support rules and regulations which enable a competitive industry to operate for the benefit of the members and their customers, and to assist State regulatory entities and local municipalities to achieve environmental objectives, including creating Zero Waste communities.
CWRA is founded on the principle that a competitive marketplace creates and maintains a fair rate structure and high service levels which best serve industry members and their customers. The Association works with elected public officials, State and local municipal representatives and various regulatory agencies to advance the industry in response to changing dictates, while at the same time working to maintain equally fair marketing conditions for all industry companies regardless of size.
In early 2017 the Los Angeles County Disposal Association (LACDA) changed the name of the organization to the California Waste & Recycling Association to better define member’s area of operations and association activities at the State and local levels. CWRA is a non-profit mutual beneficial corporation representing all segments of the solid waste industry, including waste haulers and recyclers, facility owners and operators and associated industry service and product companies.
CWRA is directed by industry members who comprise the Board of Directors and Officers, working with the Chief Executive Officer, General Counsel and supporting staff. In cases where additional expertise is need, the Association with hire governmental relations and public affairs firms that will assist in presenting the message.