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DTG Recycling Services Named C&D Recycler of the Year

RENTON, WA — The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association's (CDRA) Recycler of the Year award is meant to honor those Recycling Operations in the Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling industry who have made a contribution to the industry through one or more of the following criteria: advancing business operations that result in increased recycling percentages, developing methods of marketing and conducting business, innovative practices in employer-employee relations, ensuring safer operations, protecting the environment and developing industry standards.

DTG Recycling Services, a full service, multi-discipline recycling company in the Puget Sound area of Washington state, is the C&D Recycler of the Year. The company has eight processing operations in the region that handle all materials from concrete to plastics. Among the company’s recent accomplishments:

  • Opened two greenfield MRFs
  • Acquired and saved a failing MRF
  • Acquired a landfill that had no recycling functions and immediately began recovery of wood and metal from incoming material
  • Launched a mattress recycling division
  • Developed an alternative fuel
  • Worked with local marine conservancy program to establish derelict fish net recycling program
  • Instituted $16/hr wage, exceeding livable wage calculation by the local county
  • Launched DTG University - Curriculum for managers to receive formal training
  • Launched heavy equipment training and certification program
  • Hired a Sustainability Manager to communicate sustainability stats back to workforce
  • Hired outside consultants to conduct audits of environmental, safety and industrial hygiene
  • Launched a 52-week safety training program for all employees
  • Instituted automatic 1 percent raises every 90 days for all hourly employees
  • Instituted safety efforts including rolling stock with LED lights, two full-time Safety Inspectors and safety incentive programs
  • Installed forward and in-cab cameras on all trucks
  • Installed GPS tracking on all trucks that also assigns a weekly DOT risk score
  • Began using a smart phone app that allows field personnel to scan QR code of equipment
  • Began using smart phone app with QR code to conduct and verify inspection
  • Became fully compliant with OSHA’s employee silica exposure rule six months before required
  • Adopted use of KPIs to track and communicate company performance to management

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