Posts Tagged ‘RCI’

RCI’s Executive Director has the “Last Word” — The importance of third-party certification in C&D recycling

Posted on February 21, 2014

RCI Executive Director Stephen M Bantillo has the “Last Word”.  In an article featured in the January/February 2014 Digital Edition of Recycling Product News, Bantillo explains the importance of third-party certification of C&D facilities.  Good things happen when industry, government, and USGBC come together.  Read it at Recycling Product News or download it here (posted with permission of Recycling Product News).


Posted on December 3, 2013

After extensive review and discussion, USGBC members have approved major changes in LEED v4, which includes a focus on performance in the Materials & Resources category.  Are you ready?  

Key Changes in LEED v4….

Alternative Daily Cover:

Projects will still receive 1 and 2 points for 50% and 75% diversion from landfill; however, Alternative Daily Cover has been specifically excluded from diversion from landfill calculations.

Pilot 3rd Point:

An additional point from the LEED Pilot Credit Library may be awarded to projects using a C&D recycling facility whose recycling rates have been verified by an authorized third-party.  This pilot point is currently in-progress with USGBC.  If approved, the Pilot Credit is anticipated to be available with the next published Pilot Credit Addenda.

Why is Third-Party Certification Important?

With LEED v4’s emphasis on performance it is important that recycling rates claimed by C&D recycling facilities are accurate and verified.  In addition to the Pilot 3rd Point under LEED v4, government agencies across the nation are implementing C&D recycling programs and many require accurate reporting of recycling rates.

RCI’s CORR program provides credible, ISO-level third-party certification of C&D facilities’ recycling rates and we look forward to USGBC’s implementation of the Pilot 3rd Point.

RCI Adds New Certified Facilities

Posted on October 3, 2013

If you have been following our progress, you’ve probably noticed the ongoing updates on our web page and, most notably, the recent changes to our Facilities page for Registered and Certified Facilities.  We are excited to announce that Broad Run Recycling in Manassas, VA and Zanker Road Resource Management in San Jose, CA have been added to the Certified Facilities page.

For Broad Run Recycling, RCI performed a Re-certification of their mixed C&D operation.  For Zanker Road Resource Management, RCI performed Certifications of their four individual lines–Wood and Yard Waste, Concrete, Sheetrock, and Shingle Recycling.  You can visit our Certified Facilities page and see how these facilities perform.

Congratulations to Broad Run Recycling and Zanker Road Resource Management!