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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

US EPA Sustainable Materials Management Strategic Plan Includes C&D

Posted on August 18, 2016

One of the more interesting—and important–developments for the Construction & Demolition industry is its inclusion in the US EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Strategic Plan (link to the plan at the bottom). Four objectives identified in the plan are: Decrease the disposal rate, which includes source reduction, reuse, recycling and prevention; Reduce the environmental impacts of …Read More

Austin TX Includes Construction & Demolition Recycling in its Zero Waste Goal

Posted on March 21, 2016

The City of Austin continues to advance a variety of initiatives toward its Zero Waste Goal.  Included in this ambitious goal is the recovery and recycling of Construction & Demolition (C&D) materials.  Late last year the Austin City Council approved the Construction and Demolition Recycling Ordinance and Administrative Rules to increase reuse and recycling of materials …Read More

Recycling Certification Hits the Empire State

Posted on October 7, 2015

This is a re-post of an article that ran in C&D World. Recycling Certification Hits the Empire State Published: Tuesday, 06 October 2015 16:57,  Written by Ray Kvedaras Cooper Tank Recycling of Brooklyn, N.Y., has joined the nationwide list of certified C&D recycling facilities. Cooper is honored to be the first recycling facility in the state of New …Read More

New Certified Facilities Added

Posted on September 25, 2015

We are pleased to announce the addition of two more Certified Mixed C&D Facilities!


Posted on March 18, 2015

Hosted by the Construction and Demolition Association of Ohio (CDAO) and the Recycling Certification Institute (RCI), this one-day training is for recyclers and for potential evaluators in the RCI program.  CDAO and RCI, in conjunction with the Ohio EPA, have developed a training program with criteria specifically for use in Ohio related to the disposal …Read More

RCI’s Executive Director to appear on November 4th

Posted on November 4, 2014

Tune in tonight, Ted Roan, Green Director of YouthBuild talks about how they take “at risks” 16-24, help them get their GED’s while they work full time building affordable energy efficient homes “greening” communities across the country. Then, Executive Director, Stephen Bantillo, of the Recycling Certification Institute takes us inside the world of C&D (construction …Read More

RCI and Green Halo Systems at Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans

Posted on October 20, 2014

Are you going to Greenbuild in New Orleans?  RCI and Green Halo Systems will be there!  Please be sure to stop by and see us in Booth 1416 in the Exhibit Hall.  We’re excited to be able to provide demonstrations on our reporting/tracking systems as well as discuss the new LEED Pilot Credit (MRpc87) for …Read More