CDR Inc. honored with award for waste reduction efforts

CDR Inc. will be honored with The Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for its waste reduction initiatives.

December 5, 2018

Construction and Demolition Recycling, Inc. (CDR Inc.), South Gate, California, announced that it will be honored with The Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA)—the state’s highest environmental honor—at an awards ceremony Dec. 5.

“We are beyond thrilled to receive this award. This is the result of years of hard work. It is proof that doing the right thing, just because it is the right thing to do, is not a forgotten concept,” Carlos Herrera, president and CEO of CDR Inc., says.

CDR Inc. earned the GEELA in the Waste Reduction category. The award recognizes the company’s exemplary achievements in conserving and protecting natural resources and reducing costs by incorporating efforts such as waste prevention, reuse, recycling, composting, environmentally preferable purchasing and product design, and stewardship.

The GEELA is awarded to individuals, organizations and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions to conserve California’s resources, protect and enhance the environment, build public-private partnerships and strengthen the state’s economy.

“This year’s GEELA honorees are examples of how innovation, determination and vision can address some of our most significant environmental challenges,” California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) Secretary Matthew Rodriquez says. “From fighting climate change to reducing waste, their successful efforts are proving that environmentally sustainable practices can grow and support a healthy economy.”

The annual GEELA is administered on behalf of the governor’s office by the CalEPA, in partnership the California Natural Resources Agency; the California Department of Food and Agriculture; the California State Transportation Agency; the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency; the California Government Operations Agency; the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency; and the California Health and Human Services Agency.

For more information about the award, visit Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards. For more information about the CDR Inc. donation and recycling program, visit

To watch the ceremony live, tune in Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. PT using a link that will be available on the CalEPA Webcasts page.