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ReSource Waste Services of Lewiston Achieves RCI Certification

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C&D World Exceeds Expectations: CDRA Celebrates Success of Annual Conference

Chicago, IL (February 19, 2024) – The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association’s (CDRA’s) annual convention, C&D World, was held Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, bringing together industry participants to share knowledge and tackle challenges faced by C&D recyclers.

CDRA Announces Record Number of Best Practices in Safety Awards

Chicago, IL (January 25, 2024) – The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) has announced the recipients of its Safety Awards ahead of the 2024 C&D World Convention. This year, CDRA received a record number of member companies with qualification for the Best Practices in Safety Award, underscoring the industry's unwavering dedication to safety.

CDRA Announces its Annual Awards Ahead of C&D World 2024

Chicago, Illinois (January 18, 2024) - The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) is proud to recognize excellence in the C&D industry by announcing its 2024 Awards recipients.

CDRA Names New Executive Director/CEO - Terri Ward

During its board meeting on October 3, 2023, the board of directors of the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) named industry veteran Terri Ward as its Executive Director and CEO. Ms. Ward had been acting as a special advisor to the board’s executive committee and assumes her new role immediately. To read the full press release announcing Terri Ward's new role, please click here.

CDRA Member Spotlight: F&G Recycling

F&G Recycling in Waterbury, CT

CDRA Member Spotlight: Gord Jonhson of Empower Environmental Solutions

Gord Johnson, President of Empower Environmental Solutions in Delta, BC, Canada

CDRA Member Spotlight: Sam Flanery of American Classic

Sam Flanery of American Classic in Bailey, MI

CDRA Member Spotlight: Rockwood Recycling

Rockwood Recycling in Lebanon, TN

Annual Members' Meeting in Las Vegas is March 15 2023

As communicated to members on February 13th, the annual meeting will be held on March 15th in Las Vegas, NV as part of the C&D World Annual Conference. The meeting will be held in the Versailles Ballroom of the Paris Hotel, which is also the location for C&D World. The meeting will begin at 9:00 local time. We will begin with an awards ceremony, honoring our Member of the Year and Recycler of the Year. The meeting is expected to conclude at 10:00 local time.

CDRA Member Spotlight: Michael Gross

Michael Gross, Director of Sustainability at Green Waste in San Jose, CA

Recycling Pioneer and Early CDRA Supporter Theodore Ondrick Passes Away at 80

Theodore “Tadj” Ondrick, Chicopee, MA, passed away on May 28 surrounded by his family. He was 80 years old.

Tadj had a terrific work ethic that allowed him, along with his wife of 50 years, Pamela, to build up his father’s construction company, including beginning the recycling of concrete and asphalt more than 30 years ago. Tadj was an original board member of the CDRA and an early inductee into the C&D Hall of Fame. During the early days of the CDRA, there was no stronger supporter of the organization’s mission. The tradition of recycling lives on at Ondrick Material and Recycling through his two sons, Adam and Todd. The CDRA extends its condolences to the entire Ondrick family.

Read Tadj's Obituary

CDRA Member Spotlight: Andrea Johnson

Andrea Johnson, CEO at van der Linde Recycling & Container Rentals in Charlottesville, VA

C&D World Attracts Largest Turnout Since Pre-Pandemic

Chicago, Illinois (March 30, 2022) – The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association's (CDRA) Annual Meeting, C&D World, has always been the gathering place of the C&D industry, and the 2022 event was no different. Held March 13-15 in Atlanta, C&D World 2022 boasted the largest turnout since the pre-pandemic era as attendees showed up to see the latest services and equipment in the exhibit hall, network with their peers from across North America, and hear insights on: 

CDRA Announces 2022 Best Practices in Safety Award Recipients

Chicago, Illinois (March 1, 2022) – The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) is proud to announce its 2022 Best Practices in Safety award recipients:

HBCD and What the CDRA Does

Cyclic Aliphatic Bromide Cluster (HBCD) is a chemical no longer used in foam panel insulation, and even when it was used, it was a small part of the total number of foam panels manufactured. Today, the best estimates are that foam panels containing HBCD make up about .015 percent of the C&D waste stream, making it virtually non-existent.

CDRA Member Spotlight: Terri Ward

Terri Ward, VP Sales & Business Development at TORXX Kinetic, Inc. in Chattanooga, TN

Proposed Bylaws Changes

Proposed February 2022

The Executive Committee of the CDRA is proposing adjustments to the Bylaws of the Association, to be discussed and considered at the Board of Directors meeting taking place in Atlanta, GA during the C&D World Annual Conference. The proposed changes (additions and deletions) are as follows, with all adjustments to language shown in red. Only articles affected by these changes are shown. Questions may be directed to [email protected]. The result of the vote will be shared following the meeting. 

CDRA Announces 2022 Awards Recipients

Chicago, Illinois (February 7, 2022) – The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) is proud to recognize excellence in the C&D industry with the announcement of its 2022 awards recipients: