The Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission

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The Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County provides leadership for countywide planning and works to assure the success of countywide cooperative programs to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials that otherwise would be disposed of in landfills.

The ten member commission serves as the principal advisory body to city and town councils and the Board of Supervisors of Santa Clara County on countywide solid waste planning issues. The Commission also has state-mandated responsibilities, such as review and oversight of the Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan and Siting Element, local Source Reduction and Recycling Elements, Household Hazardous Waste Elements, and Non-disposal Facility Elements. All of these documents are required by state law.

The Commission's mission is to conserve, protect and preserve the environmental resources of our community through advocacy, education and outreach programs; to reuse, reduce, recycle and intelligently dispose of waste materials; and to promote composting, pollution and waste prevention and sustainable living practices for all the people in Santa Clara County. 

Commissioner Roster for 2021

RWRC Information

Meeting Schedule

Meeting Minutes and Agendas

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