Member Resources

Shown below are links to summaries of members-only reports and resources. Access to the full reports requires a member login. By joining the CDRA, your company will gain access to industry knowledge, including our informative white papers, which provide the only comprehensive look at the entire industry’s economic impact and environmental benefits. Click here for more information about CDRA membership.


CDRA Benefits of C&D Recycling

Construction and demolition debris represents one of the largest components of the solid waste stream in the United States. Statistics regarding C&D quantities, characteristics, and management in the U.S. have not been tracked in the same details as municipal solid waste. Read the CDRA's Executive Summary to learn more. The full report is available to CDRA members only. Join today!



C&D Recycling Roadmap

The CDRA Recycling Roadmap is a white paper describing C&D characteristics, including sources of C&D generation, different types of processing strategies used in recycling facilities, the benefits of recycling C&D material, and suggestions for municipalities on developing recycling markets for C&D. The full report is available to CDRA members only. Join today!


View C&D Recycling Roadmap Summary PDF
How to Develop End Markets
Want to develop a new end market for a material coming into your recycling facility? The CDRA End Markets Development committee has created guidelines that cover all the aspects needed for that process. The full report is available to CDRA members only. Join today!


View the End Markets Development Summary PDF


Gypsum Recycling

The U.S. consumes 46 million tons of gypsum annually. 13.6 million tons gypsum drywall waste is generated in manufacturing, construction and demolition. Gypsum reclaimed from drywall can be used as a substitute for mined or synthetic gypsum for the manufacture of new drywall, Portland cement or as an agricultural soil amendment. The process begins with removing foreign material and separating the paper facing leaving a clean gypsum powder. Click below for an Executive Summary of the guide to Gypsum Recycling. The full report is available to CDRA members only. Join today!


Guide to Gypsum Recycling Executive Summary
WARM Report Executive Summary


The CDRA Health & Safety Manual

This manual is available as an Adobe PDF and a Microsoft Word file that may be modified to suit your company. The full manual is only available to CDRA members. Join today!

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State Regulatory Profiles

CDRA members are invited to browse the regulatory information affecting C&D recycling in all 50 states in one convenient location. Clicking on the button below will prompt you to login. 

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How to Better Manage and Market C&D Fines

Small particle sized materials can be a challenge. The two documents below provide detailed information on how to work with regulator questions about the fines. Both executive summaries are available for download.


Educational Webinars Available for Replay

The CDRA hosts all past webinars on our website for CDRA members to view free of charge. Clicking on the button below will prompt you to login. 

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Presentation Slides from Live CDRA Events

We make slides from our events available to members free of charge. Clicking on the button below will prompt you to login. 


View the Latest Shingle Recycling Forum Presentation Slides
View the C&D World 2023 Presentation Slides


CO2 Calculator

This is a members-only resource. The C02 calculator tool allows CDRA members to calculate the environmental benefits their recycling facility provides to society and the local community. The calculator allows users to input the number of tons their facility recovers every day, week, month or year, and they can see how that translates into the following:

  • Tons of CO2 saved per ton of recycled item — Includes all greenhouse gases that are saved by recycling a ton of this material 

  • Bulbs saved — The annual energy from this many standard 60-watt incandescent light bulbs is saved by recycling a ton of this material

  • Gallons of gas saved — The equivalent amount of energy in this number of gallons of gasoline is saved by recycling a ton of this material

  • Vehicles Saved — Recycling this material per ton equates to removing the greenhouse gas emissions of this many vehicles.

  • Home electricity —Recycling a ton of this material saves enough energy to power this many houses annually.

Calculate C02



Other Resources

Recycling Certification

The certification of Recycling Rates (CORR) program was established to provide credible, ISO-level third-party certification of C&D facilities' true recycling rates. The CDRA supports credible, third-party certification of recycling facilities. If you are interested in learning more about certifying your facility, visit the Recycling Certification Institute


Visit the RCI Website


Shingle Recycling Website

Asphalt shingles have several excellent engineering characteristics that allow them to be used in several different applications. The CDRA is a strong advocate of asphalt shingle recycling efforts and hosts The website includes a "Find A Shingle Recycler" function and a Best Management Practices document on shingle recycling.


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