Ohio Construction and Demolition Recycling Resource Guide

Association of Ohio Recyclers
Ohio EPA
Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio
Hamilton County Environmental Services

See also: Ohio Barn Recyclers

Inclusion in this directory does not constitute endorsement by any of the sponsors or authors, nor does it suggest that the companies listed are in compliance with all applicable laws. This directory should not be considered a complete listing of companies. Be sure to check your local telephone directory or call the local solid waste management district for your county.

While the authors have tried to obtain the most current information available, the contents of this directory are subject to change. Companies are listed in the directory on a voluntary basis, so please be sure to contact each company individually for information about the services offered (e.g., hours of operation, specific requirements, current charges).

Companies that Manufacture Equipment that Recycles C&DD Materials:

Eagle Crusher Company, Inc.
525 South Market
P.O. Box 537
Galion, OH 44833
Call: 419-468-2288

IROCK Crushers
7700 Medusa Road
Oakwood Village, OH 44146
Call: 866-240-0201

440 South Illinois Ave.
Mansfield, OH 44907-1809
Call: 419-526-4440

Premier Gear & Machine Works
1700 NW Thurman St.
Portland, OR 97209
Telephone: 503/227-3514
Fax: 503/227-1611

In order for recycling to work, contractors must make an effort to purchase products that contain recovered material (i.e., support the end-markets). If the recycled-content materials are not purchased, the markets will diminish. Listed below are some of the end-markets in Ohio.

The Osterland Company
2148 Scranton Road
Cleveland, OH 44113
Contact: Steve Alex
Call: 216-621-4620
Produces hot mix asphalt from concrete and asphalt.

Independence Recycling
5585 Canal Road
Valley View, OH 44125
Call: 216-524-0999
Produces rock from concrete, asphalt and rock.

Durable Corporation
75 N. Pleasant St., P.O. Box 290
Norwalk, OH 44857
Contact: Angela Niederhofer
Telephone: 419-668-8138 or 800-537-1603
Fax: 419-668-8068 or 800/537-6287
Email: sales@durablecorp.com
Produces blocks, speed bumps, cushion tiles from plastic.

Complete Resources
1275 E. Fifth Ave.
Columbus, OH 43219
Contact: Butch Cherrington
Telephone: 614-253-6415
Fax: 614-253-2531
Email: bcherrington@completegeneral.com
Produces crushed concrete and asphalt aggregate.

Ohio EPA's Wood Waste Directory provides names and numbers of businesses that recycle wood waste. Click here or call 614-644-3469.

Steel Recycling Institute (SRI)
The Steel Recycling Institute offers a free referral service for C&DD recycling efforts. The SRI Hotline, 1-800-YES-1-CAN (937-1226), can provide the name, address, telephone number and contact of a local scrap processor. The operator will be able to describe what types of recyclable materials are accepted or purchased including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, glass containers, plastic containers and some paper products.

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
An excellent source of how to recycle C&DD materials. Call: 800-898-2842.
Residential Construction Waste Management, A Builder's Field Guide - NAHB in Maryland. Telelphone: 301-249-4000

CALMAX - California's Materials Exchange
Provides excellent fact sheets on C&DD reuse and recycling. Call: 916-255-2369.

  • California Construction and Demolition Materials Recycling Guide
  • Asphalt Roofing Shingles Recycling
  • Sustainable (Green) Building Case Studies

North Carolina, Research Triangle Park, Triangle J Council of Governments created a 33-member task force to develop WasteSpec, a manual that provides architects and engineers with both model specifications and background information addressing waste reduction, reuse and recycling before and during construction and demolition. Contact Judy Kincaid at 919-558-9343.

Building for the Future, Strategies to Reduce Construction and Demolition Waste in Municipal Projects.

Construction and Demolition Reuse and Recycling - Smart Growth Network.

Characterization of Building-related Construction and Demolition Debris in the United States. U.S. EPA - EPA530-R-98-010
Telephone: 800-424-9346.

Build it Smart; A Guide Book to Managing Construction and Demolition Debris and Directory. Metro Waste Authority, Des Moines, Iowa. Telephone 515-323-6520 for a free copy.