C&D recycler of the year recognized
Los Angeles, CA— The best
recycler in America of construction and demolition debris is located
in Los Angeles. Downtown Diversion has been named the top mixed
Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling Facility in the
nation by the Construction Materials Recycling Association, which
announced the honor at its 2006 annual meeting in Miami, Florida.
The company has diverted more
than 200,000 tons of brick, wood, asphalt, concrete, drywall,
cardboard, scrap metal, and other items, since opening in April,
2004 from landfills. Together with its sister company, Looney
Bins, an award winning hauling company, Downtown Diversion has
helped dozens of local jurisdictions in their efforts to meet
State-mandated waste diversion goals of at least 50 percent.
Downtown Diversion is located
just east of downtown Los Angeles and has created 50 new jobs
in the last year and a half. The company has obtained one of the
highest recycling rates (76 percent) of the 10 facilities under
the City of Los Angeles’ Certified C&D Processor’s
Program. The recycler is also a previous recipient of a low-interest-rate
business loan from the State of California’s Integrated
Waste Management Board and its Recycling Market Development Zone.
In the Los Angeles area, where
recycling capacity is limited and restricted by historically lower
landfill tipping fees, Downtown Diversion was established to respond
to a huge need for construction and demolition debris diversion.