Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission

The Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission (RWRC) of Santa Clara County provides leadership for countywide planning.

The ten-member commission serves as the principal advisory body to the Board of Supervisors on countywide solid waste planning issues and 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. 

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. 

2021 Commissioner Roster (PDF)

The Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission meets on the 4th Wednesday of every even numbered month at 5:30 p.m. Meeting agendas, minutes, and associated documents may be accessed by visiting Santa Clara County's Board and Commission's Portal.