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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In addition to a listing on this website, CDRA members enjoy access to member-only web resources, reduced registration rates for CDRA events, and a subscription to C&D World magazine.

The CDRA now offers Sponsor Level Memberships for C&D Recyclers and Industry Vendors. Click here for information.

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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

Save the Date!

The 7th Asphalt Shingle Recycling Forum will take place on October 29–30, 2015 conveniently located near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Anyone interested in shingle recycling should plan on attending this event. Updated information to come by clicking on the link below, or going to ShingleRecycling.org.

Shingle Forum Event Info