California construction and demolition recycler recognized by the California Resource Recovery Association.
The California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) has chosen Peña’s Disposal Service, a Cutler, Calif.-based construction and demolition recycling firm as the 2012 winner in the statewide “Outstanding Construction & Demolition Debris Diversion” category.
Peña’s was awarded the contract to handle C&D recycling for Tulare County and seven of its incorporated cities in 2011. Under the previous hauler, the recycling rate was 56 percent. In the first three months of the new contract under Peña’s, the rate increased to 82 percent.
Because of the C&D contract with Tulare County, Peña’s added 25 jobs, according to company vice-president Art Peña.
“This kind of improvement in recycling was noticed in Sacramento and Peña’s is honored to be recognized,” Peña says. “We are a small, family-owned, company competing with national companies. But the accomplishment of our staff is really remarkable. We are pleased to do our part to get Tulare County closer to the state’s overall rate for diverting waste from the waste stream and into recycling.”
In recognizing Peña’s, the CRRA writes that it “was impressed by the sustained increase in diversion provided for C&D materials in Tulare County.”