Welcome to the CDRA

The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) promotes and defends the environmentally sound recycling of the more than 325 million tons of recoverable construction and demolition (C&D) materials that are generated in the United States annually.  These materials include aggregates such as concrete, asphalt, asphalt shingles, gypsum wallboard, wood and metals. 

The CDRA represents a diverse group of member companies and agencies from the many C&D materials recycling disciplines and industry specialties active in the United States and other countries.

It is the mission of the CDRA to:

  • Provide positive support and representation to the industry and CDRA members in legislative and rule-making venues that impact the recycling business.
  • Act as an advocate to promote C&D recycling and the recycle business in every manner possible that benefits CDRA members.
  • Facilitate and sponsor CDRA member interaction between the membership companies and further facilitate interaction between the membership and the many specialized services that can potentially benefit the membership such as equipment, financing, insurance and other specialized third party resources.

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C&D World 2017

C&D World, the Annual Meeting of the CDRA, will again be co-located with ConExpo-Con/Agg equipment exhibition, at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 7-11, 2017.

Register now for ConExpo-Con/Agg through the CDRA here and save. C&D World on Wed., Mar. 8, will have the best program again for C&D recyclers, and will again have the best fundraising party on the Strip on the evening of the NASCAR on parade.


C&D Recycling Impact

The results of Dr. Timothy Townsend‘s research into the economic and environmental impact of C&D recycling were revealed at C&D World 2015 in Nashville. Click the link below for an Executive Summary of Townsend’s White Paper that was commissioned by the CDRA.

Executive Summary: The Benefits of Construction and Demolition Materials Recycling in the United States