CMRA Changes Its Name

CMRA Changes Its Name

Construction & Demolition Recycling Association says new name allows it to more clearly identify with the industry.

May 22, 2013
CDR Staff
Association Activities

To more clearly identify with its constituency, the 18-year-old Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA) has rebranded itself as the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA).

“As our industry has continued grow we wanted to highlight the focus our organization has on the recycling of both construction and demolition materials,” says Valerie Montecalvo, president of the CDRA and also president of Bayshore Recycling, Keasbey, NJ. “The goal of the more than 250 members of the CDRA is to promote the recycling of C&D materials.”

Besides performing a variety of projects to reach that goal, in recent years the organization has grown rapidly, and has expanded its headquarters, staff, and has such offerings as an industry-specific safety manual, a concrete recycling white paper, material specific websites for concrete, asphalt shingles and gypsum, and recently started up a C&D Recycling Hall of Fame to honor those pioneers and leaders in the industry.

As part of its rebranding the CDRA has a new and more fully interactive website that will remain at The new, state-of-the-art design will allow members to pay dues and other bills online, download association documents, and allow for association committee members to have their own areas for their correspondence.  Most of the material-specific websites the CDRA manages will also have the same design. The website also has features to allow it to provide other member services in the future.

“For the immediate future of the CDRA we will be developing a strategic plan to harness the tremendous energy the association is generating, as well as look at how we can continue our growth and influence,” says Montecalvo.