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County of Los Angeles Updates C&D Ordinance — Includes Third-Party Certification

Posted on March 13, 2023

On January 31, 2023, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve Public Works staff’s proposed updates to LA County’s C&D Ordinance.  The background is below, as well as a link to the Board of Supervisors January 31, 2023 public hearing.  The proceedings, under Item 6. Hearing on County Code, Title 20 – Utilities …Read More

California Rubberized Pavement Grant Program

Posted on October 3, 2022

CalRecycle Announces a New round of Grants  Maybe you’ve been thinking about recreational trails for your community or creating safer bicycle trips while reducing car trips and emissions.  How about quieter streets in neighborhoods and business districts?  Do tires keep finding their way into your facility?  Take a look at previous awards and see how …Read More

C&D World 2022 Success

Posted on April 15, 2022

“C&D World 2022 Success” That is the headline in CDRA’s recent newsletter and comments I’ve heard from attendess would echo that message.  The C&D industry looks to be firing on all cylinders and on the advance.  From CDRA: “What a great show!” was the consensus from attendees at C&D World 2022, the Annual Meeting of …Read More

How COVID is Impacting C&D Recycling

Posted on September 21, 2020

From Recycling Today – September 15, 2020 While COVID-19’s impact pertaining to amplified residential and diminished commercial volumes has been well documented, its specific effect on the C&D material stream hasn’t garnered as much attention. At a Sept. 15 WasteExpo Together Online session titled “C&D and COVID-19: Where do we go from here?” a panel of industry …Read More

Quality vs Quantity

Posted on May 26, 2020

How often is it we hear the phrase “Quality versus Quantity”?  It sometimes elicits a sense of conflict as if to suggest the two are mutually exclusive.  In the current landscape of rules and regulations for C&D recovery, C&D facilities are being pressed to achieve higher quantities of recovered materials while at the same time …Read More

How Many Versions of LEED? C&D Interpreted

Posted on December 11, 2019

This Latest News post comes to you from the “Turn Back Time” department. The Recycling Certification Institute (RCI) remains engaged on numerous issues directly and indirectly related to third-party certification.  One of the key issues for 2019 has been the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) updates to LEED.  A prior version of LEED (v4) …Read More

CDRA 2019 Annual Awards Presented at C&D World in Brooklyn, NY

Posted on April 23, 2019

RCI is pleased to share with you the list of CDRA awardees as announced March 11th at 2019 C&D World in Brooklyn, New York.  Congratulations to all the awardees on their achievements in advancing the C&D recycling industry.   It comes as no surprise that at least half of the awardees are operators of RCI Certified …Read More

RCI’s Certification Process Featured in Construction & Demolition Recycling magazine

Posted on August 9, 2017

Today’s post is a two-fer… Part One:  Kristin Smith, editor of Construction & Demolition Recycling magazine, posed the question, “How does a facility become certified by the Recycling Certification Institute (RCI)?”  While every facility is different, the CORR Protocol follows a basic set of compulsory elements while being flexible enough to accommodate a variety of business …Read More

City of Hayward (CA) Updates its C&D Ordinance and Specifies Third-Party Certification

Posted on June 22, 2017

The City of Hayward is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, a hotbed of C&D programs, ordinances, and recycling operations.  Upping the ante, the City of Hayward recently amended their C&D ordinance to expand the recycling requirement to include more projects and also require increased diversion.  California state law has required cities and counties …Read More

Recycling Certification Goes to Quebec

Posted on April 26, 2017

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to travel to Quebec, Canada as an invited speaker at 3R MCDQ’s Annual Conference.  3R MCDQ represents Quebec’s C&D industry much as CDRA does in the US.  As industry associations go, it should come as no surprise their issues are quite similar to ours.  They are focused on: …Read More