2020 Sponsors
Upcoming Events
  1. San Diego Fixit Clinic

    December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. 7th Annual Zero Waste Symposium

    February 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. San Diego Fixit Clinic in Chula Vista

    April 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Awards and Recognition

Thanks Jimbo’s! Zero Waste San Diego was selected as a recipient of Jimbo’s “It’s in the Bag” Program, receiving a generous check and warm appreciation of our work. Please support Jimbo’s …Naturally!

2015 Enviornmental Partner Award from City of San Diego Envirnmental Services Department

On April 23, 2015, Zero Waste San Diego was presented the Environmental Partner Award by the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department.


What a Team!

Zero Waste San Diego was the recipient of the Visionaries of San Diego Award in December 2018. Pictured are Rick Anthony, Director Zero Waste San Diego, Alison Schlick, Board Secretary, and Visionaries of San Diego sponsoring organization founders, Keith and Crystal of Uncle¬†Keith’s Gourmet Foods, a small locally-owned hot sauce company.

Keith and Crystal, owners of Uncle Keith’s, are part of the VOSB (Veteran Owned Small Business) association and the Rosie Network, proudly surprised Anthony and Schlick with the Visionary award. Crystal selected ZWSD as a natural choice due to our organization’s sustainable mission and many successes in moving the City of San Diego forward towards Zero Waste. Schlick spoke on the vision that drives Zero Waste San Diego – a future of 100% recycling. No landfills. Making use of all resources. This was a message that resonated with the audience that included many veterans and military families.

EARTH WORKS awards Rick Anthony, “Mr. Zero Waste” with EARTH Award

May, 2017: EarthWorks V.I.P. (Very Important Planet) Volunteer Reception and Awards Banquet, held at the San Diego County Environmental Services building in Kearney Mesa. Here were the kind words on Rick’s many accomplishments shared with all present:

Richard Anthony

For the past 30 years, Ric Anthony has been working for recycling and Zero Waste in the San Diego region. His most recent efforts have led to Cities of Oceanside and San Diego adopting zero waste goals and plans.

Richard began organizing in San Diego in the 1980s. He hosted a California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) Statewide Conference in 1987, and a National Recycling Congress in 1990. Since then, millions of people have been affected by new resource management rules. State Recycling Conferences have been held in San Diego in 1999, 2010 and this coming August.

For the past 19 years, Richard has employed EarthFair to upgrade the quality of source separation programs, and to learn how to work with special events to provide a zero waste event.

Under his leadership, the non-profit Zero Waste San Diego (ZWSD) has done four symposiums involving score of folks in the waste reduction and recycle arena. Today he is a a Director of ZWSD, CRRA, Zero Waste USA, Zero Waste International Alliance and an advisor to GBCI.

Ric occasionally jokes, “My life is garbage, but now I am in recovery.” Well said, and well done.