CDRA Announces Incoming Executive Director

Chicago, Illinois (April 21, 2022) – Waste industry veteran Rebecca Caldwell will replace long-time Executive Director William Turley on July 1, 2022, as he relinquishes full-time duties as the head of the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association, which he founded 28 years ago. 

Caldwell has an extensive resume in solid waste, planning, safety, and government affairs. She is a certified instructor of several SWANA solid waste training programs and has served on multiple CDRA committees, including as chair of the Risk Management Committee. 

“I am honored to have been given the opportunity to be the incoming Executive Director for such a prestigious organization as the CDRA. I am confident Bill and I will continue to work well together as we focus on the mission and growth of our organization,” said Caldwell.

Turley will stay on with the CDRA on a part-time basis to complete specific projects and advise Caldwell going forward.

“I look forward to working with Becky to ensure a smooth transition in order to keep the CDRA the leader of the C&D industry,” said Turley. “Her background will allow that to happen."

Turley and Caldwell will be on-site at WasteExpo, May 9-12 in Las Vegas, and look forward to meeting with CDRA members and other industry partners. Visit booth 1016 to speak with them.

For more information, contact the CDRA at [email protected].


The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) promotes and defends the environmentally sound recycling of the more than 600 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. For more information about the CDRA, visit

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