John Kurtz Receives “Growing the Good in Business Award”

Independence, Ohio (September 21, 2021) – Kurtz Bros., Inc., Northeastern Ohio leaders in waste-toresource and landscape supply manufacturing and distribution, is pleased to share that Chairman and CEO, John Kurtz, recently received the inaugural “Growing the Good in Business Award” from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. John is a 2008 graduate of Mendoza’s Executive MBA Program.

CDRA Member Spotlight: Tracie Bills

Tracie Bills, Vice President at SCS Engineers in Pleasanton, CA

The United Group Acquires K.T. Recycling & Container

Seattle, Wash. – On Aug. 16, The United Group announced the completion of the acquisition of K.T. Recycling, a container services company located in Seattle. The United Group is the recycling leader in the Puget Sound, with the highest diversion rates and seven divisions focused on construction-demolition and metal recycling, landscape material production and container services. Under the deal, K.T. Recycling will be known as K.T. Recycling & Container.

New Jersey’s Environmental Justice Law: A Potential Model for EJ National Focus

A version of this article appeared in a recent issue of EM Magazine, a publication of the Air & Waste Management Association. This is a more comprehensive update to a topic discussed in the May 2021 issue of the CDRA e-Newsletter. 

CDRA Member Spotlight: Faisal Mirza

Faisal Mirza, P.Eng., PMP, MBA, Senior Project Manager at Solid Waste Strategic Services for the City of Vancouver

CDRA Member Spotlight: Bill Bradley

Bill Bradley, CEO of 5280 Waste Solutions and Starlight Software Solutions in Denver, Colorado

NJ Only the Start, EJ Impact on Recycling Businesses Will Grow

According Matthew Tejada, Director of the U.S. EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice, who spoke at the virtual Annual Meeting of the Institute of the Scrap Recycling Industry, the tenets of environmental justice (EJ) include the belief that humans have the right to determine what is in their communities, including what industries. And some communities are never going to grant entry to specific types of industries (and might even work to remove what is already there). Waste facilities fall into that category of not often being wanted.

CDRA Member Spotlight: Jason Haus

Jason Haus, CEO of Dem-Con in Shakopee, MN

NJ's Environmental Justice Law: A Potential Model for EJ National Focus

New Jersey’s recently enacted Environmental Justice Law is being characterized as one of the broadest in the United States and is seen as a potential legal model for other states and the federal government. The new law has gained the attention of President-Elect Joe Biden, who intends to establish an office concerning environmental justice within the Department of Justice. In short, the law requires evaluation of the impact of a facility on the surrounding community in connection with certain permits, and empowers the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to deny permits if disproportionate impacts on an overburdened community are found.

Proposed Bylaws Changes Approved in March 2020

The CDRA approved the following bylaws:

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OSHA Expected To Increase Enforcement of Silica Rule

OSHA sent the CDRA a letter that outlines its next steps on enforcement of the employee silica exposure rule, including an increase in enforcement of the rule. The CDRA is passing this information to its members as a warning that OSHA inspectors will probably now be looking for dust violations more strenuously. It is expected this enforcement will vary by region and the individual decisions by the inspectors there, but please be aware OSHA has served notice of increased enforcement of the employee silica exposure rule on concrete recyclers, as well as many other aspects of the construction industry.

View OSHA "Silica Rule" Letter

Rotochopper, Inc. Announces Partnership with Lindner Recycling, Inc.

Rotochopper, Inc. has announced a new partnership agreement with Lindner Recycling, Inc., headquartered in Spittal/Drau, Austria. Under the new agreement, Rotochopper will now offer sales representation and service support for the DK and Atlas models of the Lindner shredder product lines.

R&B Debris Names Patrick Dauria General Manager

Patrick Dauria has been named General Manager of R&B Debris, as announced today by John Thomas, President. In his new role, Dauria will oversee all operations for the South Jersey-based company which provides transportation and disposal solutions for hazardous and non-hazardous materials. 

DTG Recycle Continues Rapid Expansion with Acquisition of the Anderson Rock and Demolition Pit

DTG Recycle, the largest recycler of C&D, industrial and manufacturing waste in the Northwest, is proud to announce the acquisition of Anderson Rock and Demolition Pit, a limited purposes landfill for construction and demolition materials located in Eastern Washington at 41 Rocky Top Road, Yakima, WA 98908. 

DTG Recycle Increases Minimum Wage to $16 an Hour and Invests in Employee Training to Support Expansion

DTG Recycle, the largest recycler of C&D, industrial and manufacturing waste in the Pacific Northwest, has increased wages for all employees to a minimum of $16 an hour. The new wage affects nearly 300 workers in Washington State. Hourly employees also receive an automatic one percent increase in wages every 90 days.

R & B Debris Announces the Purchase and Installation of a Trailer Tipper at the BRADS Landfill Located in Pottsville, PA

R & B Debris announces the purchase and installation of a trailer tipper at the BRADS Landfill located in Pottsville, Pa. The installation of the tipper will now allow tipper trailers to effectively dump C & D waste at the facility along with walking floor and dump trailers. The tipper will be free to use for all R & B customers but a $35 per tip fee will be assessed by the landfill for all others choosing to utilize the service. With 1000 tons of daily airspace capacity at BRADS, R & B is poised to provide their customers with an affordable disposal solution for many years to come. “The installation of the tipper at the BRADS facility shows not only our commitment to the facility and surrounding community but to our customers as well” stated the president of R & B, John Thomas. He went on to say “The partnership between R & B and BRADS will yield a state-of-the-art long-term disposal solution for our network of transfer station operators who rely on us to dispose of their C & D material annually.  This collaboration is the result of months of hard work by the landfill staff, the Township and R & B personnel.”

DTG Recycle Acquires Recovery 1 and Expands C&D Recycling Services to Tacoma, Washington

DTG Recycle, the largest recycler of C&D, industrial and manufacturing waste in the Pacific Northwest, is proud to announce the acquisition of Recovery 1, a waste management and recycling center in Tacoma for construction and demolition (C&D). 

The CDRA Announces 2018 Award Winners

Chicago, Illinois (January 26, 2018) – The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association has announced two inductees to its prestigious C&D Hall of Fame, as well as C&D Recycler of the Year, and CDRA Member of the Year for 2018. The awards will be presented at C&D World 2018 Feb. 10-13 in Nashville.