Proposed Bylaws Changes Approved in March 2022

At the CDRA Board of Directors meeting held at C&D World 2022, adjustments to the Bylaws of the Association were reviewed and approved. The approved changes (additions and deletions) are as follows, with all adjustments to language shown in red. Only articles affected by these changes are shown. View the full bylaws here.

Article II. Membership

Section 1. Membership of the Association shall be comprised of the following:

a) Corporate Regular members - (Private Sector), consisting of corporations, firms, partnerships, and individuals regularly and actively engaged in construction and demolition activities and permitted to operate C&D waste hauling firms, processing facilities, and/or facilities that utilize processed construction materials in their end products.

b) Government and Non-Profit members(Public Sector), consisting of federal, state, and county and municipal agencies that are involved in solid waste transfer and management, especially C&D waste; and not-for-profit recycling organizations with a mission that directly supports construction materials recycling.

c) Associate members – (Private Sector):

  • Industry Vendors, consisting of corporations, firms, partnerships, and individuals who furnish supplies, equipment and/or services to the construction materials recycling industry;
  • Industry Consultants, consisting of corporations, firms, partnerships, and individuals who furnish consulting or legal services to the construction materials recycling industry; 
  • Industry Partners, consisting of corporations, firms, partnerships, individuals, and other organizations that directly control or influence the recycling and/or reuse of construction materials. Such members include general contractors, demolition contractors, architects, building material manufacturers and major generators of C&D waste not otherwise qualified as a Corporate Regular member;

d) Honorary members – (Private and Public Sectors), consisting of membership conferred upon any person deemed worthy by the Association’s Board of Directors.

Article V. Board of Directors

Section 1. The Board of Directors shall: a) consist of at least eight (8) and no more than twenty (20) elected or appointed Directors, each of whom shall be a representative of a member as described in Article II Section 1, and each of which shall be elected for their two-year terms at the annual meeting of members, to hold office until the next annual meeting of members where a successor may be elected; b) the President of the Association shall automatically become the Immediate Past President on election of his successor as President of the Association but will remain a Director for a two-year term. No corporate regular member can have more than one (1) officer or employee elected to the Board of Directors at the same time; c) no more than four members of the Board can be Associate Members or a governmental (public sector) Government/Non-Profit entity. The Board of Directors shall be divided by the recommendation of the Nominating Committee in staggered Annual Classes at the Annual Meeting. This will continue at each Annual Meeting unless the Bylaws are amended by the membership at an Annual Meeting.)

Article VIII. Dues, Assets, Fiscal Year

Section 1. The annual dues of the Regular Members, Government/Non-Profit Members, and Associate Members shall be determined by the Board of Directors before January 1st of each year.

The current dues will be invoiced by October 15th of each year for the twelve (12) month period commencing January 1st and ending on December 31st of the following year. Dues of members admitted between July 1 and October 1 will be only half the cost of full annual dues. Payments received after Oct. 1 will count as membership for the following dues year. Renewal invoices not paid by January 1st will be considered past due. If dues payment is not received by May 1 of dues year, the membership will be terminated.

Article IV. Officers (Executive Committee)

Section 10. A vacancy in any office for any reason may be filled by the Board of Directors for the length of the unexpired term in selecting a candidate from the existing membership who is in good standing. When the connection is severed between the association and the President, Executive Director, Treasurer, or other key individual considered vital to conducting the association’s business, and when the Board has been unable to find a suitable replacement within a reasonable period, the Board of Directors may vote to have the remaining Executive Committee members assume the responsibilities of the vacated position for the remainder of the term or until a suitable replacement is found. The Board may also vote to add one additional year to the current term limits of the remaining Executive Committee members to maintain the necessary continuity.

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