CalRecycle is excited to welcome you to the 2015 Used Oil/HHW Training in Universal City from April 7-10, 2015, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

This year’s theme of “The Reduced, The Reused and The Recycled” leverages the history of the conference location as well as the fundamental tenets of waste management. The conference is in the epicenter of creativity and entertainment, Universal City, California. It’s where stories are turned into classics and ordinary people are turned into celebrities. Creative and workable ideas are needed more than ever to resolve the continuously evolving household hazardous waste and used oil management issues we are faced with. We hope you will be inspired not only by the venue but by the creative and enthusiastic minds around you. You will have many opportunities through trainings as well as educational keynote and workshop sessions to discuss the innovative programs you manage, learn from your talented colleagues across the state, and take some valuable resources and tools back home with you. And in your own way, through your efforts at the conference and beyond, you will become real celebrities in the eyes of the local residents that you serve.

CalRecycle continues its longstanding tradition of providing a wealth of education, information-sharing, and networking opportunities to help you improve and implement your waste management and collection activities. In particular, the workshop and training sessions will encourage interaction and skill building, while exploring a wide variety of environmental topics and challenges. And since we are in the movie capital of the world, the venue and information will be entertaining and fun and allow for many opportunities to network.

Thank you again for attending this year’s conference in Universal City and making a difference for the environment. And, just like the action heroes on the movie screen, your presence here and continued efforts on behalf of household hazardous waste management and used oil and filter collection will help save the planet! We look forward to seeing you on the green carpet!


Michelle Martin
Michelle Martin
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery