Written by Paige Fellows   

Previous CDRA Award Recipients

CDRA 2022 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World in Atlanta, GA

CDRA Hall of Fame: Dan Costello, Costello Dismantling Company, Inc. 

CDRA Member of the Year: Becky Caldwell, Caldwell Environmental Solutions

C&D Recycler of the Year: Posillico Materials

Best Practices in Safety Awards:


CDRA 2021 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World 2021 in Austin, TX

CDRA Hall of Fame: Mason “Trey” Brown III, Big City Crushed Concrete, and Kim Williams, Marpan Recycling

CDRA Member of the Year: John Thomas, R&B Debris

C&D Recycler of the Year: Champion Waste & Recycling

Best Practices in Safety Awards:

  • Gold Award: Champion Waste & Recycling, Cherry Companies, DTG Recycle, Gray & Sons, Inc., Lautenbach Recycling, Michael Brothers Hauling, Premier Recycle Co., Resource Waste Services, Southwind RAS
  • Silver Award: Mazza Recycling Services, R&B Debris

CDRA 2020 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World 2020 in Las Vegas, NV

CDRA Hall of Fame: John Kurtz, Kurtz Brothers

CDRA Member of the Year: Brandon Lapsys, Komptech Americas

C&D Recycler of the Year: DTG Recycling Services

Best Practices in Safety Awards:

  • Gold Award: DTG Recycling Group, Lautenbach Industries, Michael Brothers Hauling & Recycling, TAZ Recycling
  • Silver Award: Mazza Recycling, Premier Recycle
  • Participant Award: R&B Debris

CDRA 2019 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World 2019 in Brooklyn, NY

CDRA Hall of Fame: Jay Giltz, Eagle Crusher Company, and Michael Gross, Zanker Recycling

CDRA Member of the Year: Terri Ward, Sparta Manufacturing Inc.

C&D Recycler of the Year: Richard Ludt, Construction and Demolition Recycling

Best Practices in Safety Awards:

  • Gold Award: Cherry Companies, Denney Excavating, Recon Services, Lautenbach Industries, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), DTG Enterprises, Inc.
  • Silver Award: Premier Recycling Company, Champion Waste & Recycling, Dem Con Companies, Michael Bros. Hauling
  • Participant Award: Kurtz Bros., Baumann Recycling

CDRA 2018 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World 2018 in Nashville, TN

CDRA Hall of Fame: Ken Hoving, K. Hoving Companies, LeoNard Cherry, Cherry Companies, and William Turley, CDRA


CDRA 2017 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World 2017 in Las Vegas, NV

CDRA Hall of Fame: Frank and Valerie Montecalvo, Bayshore Recycling

CDRA Member of the Year: Terry Weaver, USA Gypsum

C&D Recycler of the Year: Asphalt Shingle Grinding Service

CDRA President’s Award: StopWaste


CDRA 2016 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World 2016 in San Jose, CA

CDRA Hall of Fame: James W. Taylor Jr., Taylor-Montgomery, LLC

CDRA Recycler of the Year: Landfill Reduction & Recycling, Inc

CDRA Member of the Year: Michael Gross, Zanker Recycling

CDRA President’s Award : L&S Demo Recycling, Inc


CDRA 2015 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World 2015 in Nashville, TN

CDRA Hall of Fame: Charles Gusmano, Southern Waste Systems/Sun Recycling, and Dr. Timothy G. Townsend, University of Florida

CDRA Recycler of the Year: Ben Harvey, E.L. Harvey & Sons

CDRA Member of the Year: Jason Haus, Dem-Con Companies

CDRA President’s Award:

  • Interior Removal Specialist, for Special Contributions in the Recycling of Interior Construction & Demolition Components
  • MBL Recycling, for Achieving One Million Tons of Construction & Demolition Materials Recycled
  • Publix Super Markets, for Leadership in the Recycling of Construction & Demolition Materials

CDRA 2014 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World 2014 in Las Vegas, NV

CDRA Hall of Fame: Ted “Tadj” Ondrick, Ted Ondrick Construction Company

CDRA Recycler of the Year: Southern Waste Systems / Sun Recycling

CDRA Member of the Year: Gary Sondermeyer, Bayshore Recycling

CDRA President’s Award Winners:

  • Armstrong World Industries for Special Contributions to Ceiling and Vinyl Composition Tile Recycling
  • Southwind RAS, LLC for Special Contributions to Asphalt Shingle Recycling

CDRA 2013 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World 2013 in Tampa, FL

CDRA Hall of Fame: Mason Brown, Big City Crushed Concrete; Anthony Lomangino, Sun Recycling; Bill Guptail, General Kinematics; and Lou Sanzaro, Ocean County Recycling Center (awarded posthumously)

CDRA Recycler of the Year: Leonard Cherry, Cherry Companies

CDRA Member of the Year: Michael Dinneen, Agg Rok Materials


CDRA 2012 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World 2012 in Nashville, TN

C&D Recycler of the Year: Michael Deane, Turner Construction


CDRA 2011 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World 2011 in Las Vegas, NV

C&D Recycling Facility of the Year: Montecalvo Disposal Services


CDRA 2010 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World 2010 in Las Vegas, NV

C&D Recycling Facility of the Year: Evergreen Recycling


CDRA 2009 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World 2009 in Tampa, FL

Government Recycling Program of the Year: Texas Department of Transportation

Mixed C&D Recycling Facility of the Year: Broad Run Recycling

Recycler of the Year: Gil Lopes, New England Recycling, Inc.


CDRA 2008 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World 2008 in Las Vegas, NV

Mixed C&D Recycling Facility of the Year: Recovery 1

Concrete/Asphalt Recycling Facility of the Year: Big City Crushed Concrete

C&D Recycler of the Year: Stephen Bantillo, California Department of Conservation


CDRA 2007 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World 2007 in San Antonio, TX

Mixed C&D Recycling Facility of the Year: Bayshore Recycling

Government Recycling Program: StopWaste.Org


CDRA 2006 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World 2006 in Miami, FL

Mixed C&D Recycling Facility of the Year: Downtown Diversion

Concrete/Asphalt Recycling Facility of the Year: Dan Copp Crushing

C&D Recycler of the Year: Byron Lord

Government Recycling Program: Horry County


CDRA 2005 Award Winners
Presented at C&D World 2005 in Las Vegas, NV

Mixed C&D Recycling Facility of the Year: Zanker Resource Recovery

Concrete/Asphalt Recycling Facility of the Year: Corell Recycling

C&D Recycler of the Year: Louis Sanzaro

Government Recycling Program: San Jose, CA