Welcome to 2024 and Our New Certified Facilities

Welcome to 2024

How was 2023? Not great, but fairly good, all things considered. Some facilities struggled, which is not unusual in this industry. Most would agree C&D recycling is often challenging, sometimes exciting, but you would be hard pressed to find anyone walking around saying how easy it is. On a positive note, many of the facilities with whom we interacted the past year were optimistically exploring growth opportunities, especially related to third-party certification, and solidifying or growing their customer bases.

Furthering the positive trend, RCI brought two new Certified Facilities onboard. Welcome Mount Materials (Morrisville, PA) and ReSource Waste Services of Lewiston (Lewiston, ME). Congratulations to you both on your Certifications!

We are excited about our own growth opportunities with additional facilities becoming registered and working toward certification. We believe there are some positive moves being made within the industry that are leading to a greater interest in third-party certification.

The past couple of years RCI has been working to shift the dialogue on C&D recycling rates. Instead of focusing on high C&D recycling rates, there should be more of a focus on high performance C&D recycling. While these two things are not mutually exclusive, our experience is that focusing on the former can be more problematic than focusing on the latter. The increased interest in the topic and a slight shift in the direction of high-performance recycling is promising, but there is still a long way to go. Some may see this concept as controversial, but it makes more sense when you take a holistic look at the C&D recycling landscape. To be sure, RCI supports high recovery rates, but it is a complicated issue when you look behind the numbers. Look for more information on this topic in a future update.

We would like to extend a huge Thank You to our current Certified and Registered Facilities who continue to support third-party certification. We look forward to working with you and the growing group of facilities interested in becoming certified in 2024.

Have a great year!

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