Cherry extends Houston recycling capability

By Lindsay Gale10 October 2011

Concrete crushing at Cherry’s new Hitchcock Recycling Centre in Houston, Texas

Concrete crushing at Cherry’s new Hitchcock Recycling Centre in Houston, Texas

Cherry has opened its fourth recycling centre in its home city of Houston, Texas, to make it easier for Galveston County-based companies to recycle their demolition waste. The new 14 acre Hitchcock Recycling Centre accepts concrete, asphalt and residential composition asphalt shingles.

The new facility is Cherry's second largest and can produce 600 tons of TexDot Flex/Base concrete, 400 tons of 3 x 5 inch concrete and 1,000 tons of 1.75 inch of asphalt every day, to give the company a combined daily total of 5,000 tons of TexDot Flex/Base, 1,500 tons of 3 x 5 inch and 5,000 tons of 1.75 asphalt.

According to Cherry president Leonard Cherry: "Recycling in Hitchcock helps us better serve our customers by bringing a recycling center closer to them. Overall, recycling preserves the natural environment by reducing the amount of concrete, asphalt, residential composition asphalt shingles and tires that are dumped in landfills. Then, when contractors use recycled materials in new construction, this reduces the amount of virgin materials that must be mined."

Hitchcock Mayor Anthony Matranga added, "This is a great match for the City of Hitchcock. We want to encourage businesses to make their home in our city. We want Cherry to succeed because it will help boost our economy."

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