Tour Details and Registration
There are a number of conference-related tour options including a tour to Alameda Point Antiques Faire on Sunday morning, a bicycle tour on Tuesday morning, and 4 program tour options on Wednesday afternoon. 

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Sunday, August 5, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Alameda Point Antiques Faire

The monthly Alameda Point Antiques Faire coincides exness login with the CRRA Conference’s first day. The Faire features over 800 vendors, all selling antique and vintage items – jewelry, vintage clothing, furniture, artwork, kitchen and table ware, architectural salvage. We will leave the hotel by taxi, taking a short trip to the old Alameda Naval Air Station and arriving by 9 a.m. when the entry fee drops to $5. We will return at 2 p.m. to join the Policy Roundtable and other Conference activities.

Tips: Wear comfortable walking shoes, the Faire is literally miles of aisles. A hat, sunscreen, and water bottle are recommended. The weather on the Bay is changeable, so a layer may come in handy. You can eat at the Faire, from an assortment of food booths but the lines can be long so pack fruit or another snack.  Bring something to carry your reuse finds -- bags, a backpack. Remember we are travelling by taxi, so the armour purchase needs to wait. Cash is a good idea; not all vendors accept credit cards or out of area checks.

Sunday, August 5, 1:00 p.m. St. George Spirits Artisanal Distillery Tour

If there is interest, we have reserved space on the 1 p.m. tour and tasting at the adjacent St. George Spirits. St. George is an artisanal distillery, using copper pot stills and eau de vie distillation to maximize flavor and aroma. Known widely for its Hangar 24 vodkas, St. George turns out a notorious absinthe, a single malt whiskey, their benchmark eau de vies

Tuesday, August 7, 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
West Oakland ReCYCLing BiCYCLing Tour

Take a break from CRRA’s 2012 Conference to hop on a bicycle and explore the community of West Oakland through the lens of recycling.  Participants will have the opportunity to meet other biking recyclers, take in views of the Bay from a pristine park at the Port of Oakland, and understand the unique history of an area that hosts many of the Bay Area’s recyclers.

Comfort navigating city streets with traffic is a requirement of the tour.  The bicycle ride is flat and not strenuous, but the roads can be bumpy in the industrial areas.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own bicycles, but there is an opportunity to rent bicycles from a local business.  Free if you bring or borrow a bike, $25 rental fee for Monday pm-Tuesday pm (see below).

6:30 am: Meet outside on Broadway and 11th Street by bicycle racks with bicycle. 

6:30 am-7:45 am: Bicycle Tour.

8:00 am: Return to Marriott City Center. 

Rent a bicycle:

Bay Area Bikes

•1.     Reserve your bike at www.bayareabikes/4rentals.  To ensure that there will be a bicycle available, reserve by Saturday, July 28th.  It’s possible to reserve after the 28th or even drop-in on Monday, August 6th, but the store is less likely to have the right bicycle available for you.

•2.     Choose ‘Rent Now’ from the upper right hand corner.

•3.     Navigate to the 2nd page to choose either Recreational Bike Unisex or Women’s (recommended, but there are many choices).

•4.     Enter ‘CRRA’ into the promo code.  The rental fee will be $25. (Monday, 8/6 pickup in the evening, Tuesday, 8/7 return between 9:15 am and 6 pm)

•5.     Pick up Monday, August 6th between 4 pm and 6 pm from the Bay Area Bikes Jack London store.  A free shuttle leaves from outside the Marriott City Center every 10-15 minutes from 7 am – 7 pm (“B Shuttle”

Questions? Contact Hilary Near at (510) 333 4163 or Hilary@CascadiaConsulting.Com

Wednesday, August 8 Mobile Session Tours

Wednesday, August 8, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Infrastructure for Sustainability: Recycling Markets of the East Bay Tour

Hosted by Oakland/Berkeley Recycling Market open exness real account Development Zone administrator Steve Lautze and the California Recycling Build Infrastructure Now (BIN) Coalition, join us for this “on the ground” look at recycling market development in Oakland, the hub of recycling activity for the Bay Area and Northern California. We will visit a variety of value-added facilities processing, refurbishing, and/or remanufacturing, utilizing recovered materials and creating green collar jobs and other economic benefits. We will tour at least 3 or 4 diverse facilities and drive by several others, demonstrating the rich array of infrastructure for sustainability in Oakland and the East Bay. Steve will lead an interactive discussion on the bus about recycling market development in Oakland and throughout California in the context of the new 75% mandate. This is a great way to close our your conference experience, and complements the pair of sessions sponsored by the Recycling BIN Coalition on Wednesday morning.  Bus will leave the Marriott promptly at 1:30 p.m., wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Wednesday, August 8, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
iRecycle@School Education Center Tour

Join us for a tour of the award-winning irecycle@school Education Center, located at Waste Management’s Davis Street Transfer Station in San Leandro.  The Education Center offers field trips for 4th grade students, teachers and parents and provides them with an opportunity to learn first-hand what happens to their recyclables, garbage and green waste at a working material recovery facility and transfer station.  Field trips to the irecycle@school Education Center provide real-life application of concepts taught in the classroom in the areas of physical science, life science and investigation/experimentation. After the indoor portion of the tour, take a walking tour of the Davis Street Transfer Station including the newly constructed green-waste processing facility.

Wednesday, August 8, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Davis Street Transfer Station Dry/C&D MRF Tour

The facility has been in operation since 2002, a response to Alameda County communities' C&D diversion ordinances and StopWaste.Org's support.  Over the past couple years, the facility has expanded its production to include commercial dry waste.  The MRF is at the heart of 53 acres of processing, including 2 other MRFs (single stream & public MSW) and two transfer operations (MSW and curbside organics).  Bus will leave the Marriott promptly at 1:30 p.m., wear comfortable shoes and clothing.  Questions?

Wednesday, August 8, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse Self-guided Tour
The East Bay Depot is located in the middle of the hip Temescal neighborhood, with lots of interesting shops and eateries nearby. We are located 6 blocks north of the BART Train’s MacArthur Station. This is only a 9-10 minute walk up Telegraph Ave. We are not located in a high-crime area, but we recommend, as in any city, that everyone be aware of their surroundings while in public. 

4695 Telegraph Ave. –

Oakland, CA 94609


Hours: Monday-Sunday from

11am – 6pm

Public Transportation:  AC Transit Bus Line 1 & 1R travel along

Telegraph Ave, with stops about 3 blocks from the store in either direction.  Bus Map Link:

We are also very happy to offer any CRRA conference attendees a 10% discount on any purchases they make at our store. They only need to identify themselves as conference visitors before completing their transaction.


There are so many great places and people in this area that you can easily spend an entire day and evening here. The East Bay Depot is very proud to have contributed to the continued growth of the community, and we look forward to all visitors!  For a complete detail of the East Bay Depot and its vendors, Download Here.

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Questions? email Patty M at crra dot com

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