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Cherry Companies named C&D Recycler of the Year

Asphalt recycling at Cherry’s newest recycling center located in Hitchcock, Texas.

Cherry, a Houston based demolition and recycling company, has been named Construction & Demolition (C&D) Recycler of the Year by the Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA).

CMRA is a national trade organization that promotes the safe and economically feasible recycling of the more than 325 million tons of recoverable C&D materials generated in the U.S. annually.

CMRA honored Cherry for its contributions to the recycling industry by significantly expanding its aggregate and steel recycling operations during the last 18 months to include the recycling of asphalt, residential composition shingles and tires. Cherry upped its aggregates recycling from one million tons to two million tons, its steel recycling from 40,000 tons to 50,000 tons and increased its revenues by 33 percent during that time period.

Cherry’s other major business accomplishments included the startup of three new areas of recycled products – asphalt, residential composition shingles and tires. Asphalt recycling now totals 59,000 tons, residential composition shingle recycling is 25,000 tons and tire recycling is 3,500 tons annually. In order to achieve these results, the company expanded operations at three recycling centers and five stabilized materials plants and opened two more recycling centers and one additional stabilized materials plant.