West DuPage Recycling & Transfer achieves Recycling Certification Institute certification

West DuPage Recycling & Transfer achieves Recycling Certification Institute certification

K. Hoving Recycling & Disposal affiliate is the first company in the Chicago area to certify its recycling rates with the national program.

January 28, 2016


West DuPage Recycling & Transfer Inc. (WDRT), a pioneer in the construction and demolition (C&D) recycling industry, has announce it has been granted certification from the Sacramento, California-based Recycling Certification Institute (RCI). Located in DuPage County, WDRT is an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency-permitted facility that has been a part of the Hoving Affiliated Cos. since 1999. The facility has earned a reputation in the greater Chicago area for its innovation in C&D recycling and has consistently achieved a recycling rate of greater than 75 percent since operations began, according to the company.

RCI oversees a national certification program designed to ensure integrity, transparency and accuracy in the recovery and recycling reports of participating C&D recycling facilities. Its evaluation process which details the activities conducted in the recycling facility and verifies the recovery results. RCI says it uses a comprehensive process for developing its protocols. Its primary focus is on accurate recycling accounting to ensure that the recovery and recycling reports issued by certified facilities are real, verifiable and reproducible.

This is considered the first RCI certification of a C&D facility in the greater Chicago area and only the seventh facility in the entire United States to be certified.

Customers using a RCI certified facility can be confident that their waste stream is being processed in the most environmentally responsible and cost advantageous way possible, according to RCI. Additionally, builders using an RCI certified facility are eligible to receive 1 extra point towards Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 certification from the U. S. Green Building Council.

WDRT also announces that after three months of restricted operations (in light of the disassembly and reassembly of the sorting line), it will be moving to a new facility in West Chicago, located at 1655 Powis Road. This new facility which is also permitted by the IEPA will effectively quadruple the usable area and allow up to 1,250 tons per day of material to be processed. WDRT is one of the Hoving Affiliated Cos., which also includes K. Hoving Recycling & Disposal Inc., Hoving Pit Stop Inc., Hoving Clean Sweep LLC and Storage on Site LLC.