Devoted Solely to C&D Recycling

The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the recycling of construction and demolition materials. It began as the Construction Materials Recycling Association in 1996 to provide an information exchange for the rapidly growing C&D recycling field. It became a spokesperson for the industry, while continuing to help direct those seeking information about C&D recycling to answer sources.

It still has this role today, but over the years it has provided more formal information resources for specific materials, such as asphalt shingles, gypsum drywall, and concreteIn 2013, the association name was changed to better identify with its constituency.

In 2005 the association joined the Industrial Resources Council, a group of like-minded non-profit associations that promote recycling of materials ranging from tires to coal ash. That partnership has led to speaking engagements at the Green Highways Forum, NRC, and TRB meetings.