Construction & Demolition Recycling Association Awards

The CDRA awards are presented at C&D World, the association’s annual membership meeting, to individuals in C&D recycling who have made significant contributions to the industry. Below are descriptions of the different awards. Nominations are reviewed and winners determined by a committee of CDRA.

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The Construction & Demolition Recycling Hall of Fame

First introduced at C&D World 2013, the Construction & Demolition Recycling Hall of Fame honors those individuals whose careers have best served the industry and the CDRA. Recyclers and vendors are eligible for the reward.

“The Hall of Fame provides a way to spotlight the pioneers and leaders in the C&D industry,” says Valerie Montecalvo, CDRA immediate past president and president of Bayshore Recycling. “But our goal with all these awards is to recognize excellence within the C&D recycling industry. It always means more when the recognition comes from one’s peers.”

This institution honors those prominent leaders and pioneers in the Construction and Demolition recycling industry that have made extraordinary contributions to their community, both personally and professionally, and have earned the respect of the industry. It serves to recognize the achievements of those who have exemplified the importance of promoting and defending the environmentally sound recycling of Construction and Demolition material through innovative processes and have encouraged and supported others to build a career in the industry. Finally, the Construction & Demolition Recycling Hall of Fame recognizes leadership in advocating for environmentally sound practices with the regulating agencies and legislative bodies that govern waste regulations.

Requirements for Candidates for the Hall of Fame:

  1. Candidates must exemplify leadership, defined as outstanding and enduring contributions to the success of the industry and to improving the processes, efficiencies and/or the human relations of the industry in an active capacity for a minimum of 10 years.
  2. Candidates’ business actions and personal behavior should demonstrate courageous thinking and actions as well as vision and innovation.
  3. Candidates can come from the industry as an owner, operator or vendor.

The CDRA is pleased to welcome Frank and Valerie of Bayshore Recycling in Keasbey, NJ
into the 2017 class of the Construction & Demolition Recycling Hall of Fame

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Previous Construction & Demolition Recycling Hall of Fame Inductees

The CDRA Recycler of the Year

The recycler of the year recognizes the individual or company that exemplifies excellence in the C&D industry. The award is meant to honor those Recycling Operations in the Construction and Demolition recycling industry who have made an extraordinary contribution to the industry through one or more of the following criteria:

  • Advancing business operations that result in increase recycling percentages
  • Developing novel methods of marketing and conducting business
  • Innovative practices in employer-employee relations
  • Ensuring safer operations
  • Protecting the environment
  • Developing industry standards

The CDRA is pleased to honor Asphalt Shingle Grinding Service of Peru, IN
as the 2017 CDRA Recycler of the Year

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Previous CDRA Recycler of the Year Recipients


The CDRA Member of the Year


The CDRA Member of the Year is presented to the board member or committee member who has most served the association in the previous year. The Member of the Year is selected by the CDRA president based on extraordinary service to the mission of the organization and the C&D recycling industry through the following criteria during the previous 12-month period:


 

  • Candidates must exemplify leadership, defined as outstanding and enduring contributions to the success of the association and to lending quantifiable contributions to association.
  • Candidates must either serve on a CDRA Committee or the CDRA Board of Directors.

The CDRA is pleased to honor Terry Weaver of USA Gypsum,
as the 2017 CDRA Member of the Year

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Previous CDRA Member of the Year Recipients

The CDRA President's Award

The CDRA President’s Award is a special recognition to salute companies that have provided innovative ways to increase the recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) materials in North America. For developing expanded markets in all aspects of recycling, 

The CDRA is pleased to honor StopWaste of Oakland, CA 
as the recipient of the 2017 CDRA President's Award 

 

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Previous CDRA President’s Award Recipients