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LEED changes a boost for C&D

Construction and demolition (C&D) materials are hefty. It is why we can so effectively build roads, bridges and buildings out of them. It's also why, by weight, they are the most significant material in the North American waste stream. This creates a challenge for recycling, as it's usually too expensive, in terms of ROI, to ship most recovered C&D end products, including wood, concrete, drywall, asphalt, and asphalt shingles.

CDRA celebrates 25 years of C&D World, announces strategic partnership and sets record for fundraising

In Nashville, February 10-13, the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) celebrated the 25th anniversary of its signature meeting, C&D World, and announced strategic initiatives designed to guide its efforts to serve the C&D industry. The group also held a highly successful fundraiser for its issues and education fund. 

How government policy can help C&D recyclers

Several actions can be taken by governments at all levels to support the recycling of construction & demolition industry waste products. One of the most common tactics is landfill disposal bans on recyclable materials in the waste stream. Two examples are the ban on drywall disposal in British Columbia, and the requirement in King County, Washington that all C&D loads with more than 20 percent recyclable material be rejected at the transfer station and sent to a Material Recovery Facility.

​Nashville to host 25th Anniversary C&D World

 The only event that focuses on recycling North America's largest material stream is happening Feb. 10-13 in Nashville. C&D World 2018 is the place where the construction and demolition industry comes together to learn about, discuss, and solve the industry's issues. Even more special, the 2018 edition is the 25th anniversary of this popular meeting.

C&D not affected by "National Sword" initiative

The controversy surrounding China's recent decision to tighten standards for incoming recyclable goods is not seriously affecting the recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) materials, according to the C&D Recycling Association.

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​Program Set for 8th Asphalt Shingle Recycling Forum

Tours of an asphalt shingle recycling plant and the asphalt plant next door to it that is using the recycled asphalt shingle (RAS) in its end products is a highlight of the 8th Shingle Recycling Forum, set for October 18-19, 2018, in Cincinnati, where the leaders of the shingle recycling industry and the asphalt plant operators who use the material gather to learn the latest in the marketplace.

​CDRA Announces New Officers, Board Members

In a historic surge of new leadership, the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) recently elected a full slate of officers and directors, bringing the organization from thirteen Board of Director volunteers to twenty. Installation took place during C&D World 2017 in Las Vegas, NV, during the week of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, held March 6-11.

The role of C&D biomass in waste diversion

Zero waste programs are being implemented or considered for implementation across North America. These optional programs have the laudable goal of reducing or even eliminating the amount of waste going to landfills. But part of these programs’ requirements is that, besides no material going to landfill, nothing is supposed to be incinerated in waste-to-energy facilities. This would include C&D biomass. The C&D recycling industry disagrees with this requirement. 

C&D World 2016 to include Zanker Recycling tour

At this year's C&D world, upcoming May 1-3 in San Jose, California, attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to tour the Zanker Recycling Facility, to see a newly installed BHS Demolition Debris sorting system with 4-Nipot air separators, as well as CAT's new 519 Stationary Mount Electric Loader at work. Attendees will also have the opportunity to access education sessions to learn more about how to survive and grow in today's Construction and Demolition market. Topics will include industry specifics, future trends, cyber security and succession planning for business owners. Along with the tour and valuable education sessions, C&D World also includes a prestigious awards program, casino fundraising event and tradeshow featuring industry manufacturers and suppliers.