More than 70 percent of the construction and demolition debris generated in the United States is recycled, according Dr. Timothy Townsend of the University of Florida, speaking at C&D World 2015, the annual meeting of the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association, Aurora, Illinois. Townsends remarks were based on a C&D white paper that his research team was commissioned to develop by the CDRA titled Benefits of C&D Recycling. In the report, which is available to all members of the CDRA, it states that the C&D recycling industry is responsible for the direct support of 19,000 jobs, with the direct annual output of the industry to be approximately $7.4 billion. This report proves the incredible value and importance of the C&D recycling industry, says Valerie Montecalvo, past president of the CDRA and president of Bayshore Recycling, Keasbey, New Jersey. More in-depth information is available in the CDRAs C&D white paper, which was developed from the most extensive data collection ever gathered from C&D recyclers, according to the association.

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