Coastal Recycling Services (CRS)
Coastal Recycling Services (CRS) possess over 100 years of experience in the Recycling and Solid Waste Industry. Coastal Recycling Services team is proud to announce that we will be opening a Construction & Demolition (C&D) Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in the spring of 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. Our team understands the importance of recycling as a key component of sustainability to our community and to the well-being of our environment. We have a proven commitment to recycling and have proudly provided the recycling of C&D materials.
The Coastal Recycling Services Story
The four partners of Coastal Recycling Services (CRS) possess nearly 100 years of experience in the Recycling and Solid Waste Industry.
In 2002, the partners discussed the potential for the recycling of Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste in the United States. The process had become popular in several states (CA, NH, WA and ME) but not in the Southeast U.S. The decision was made to purchase an existing hauling company and transfer station and convert the transfer station into a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).
In 2003, the partners followed through with that plan in southeast Georgia. During this seven-year stretch, CRS has continually been at the forefront of C&D recycling initiatives and has proactively partnered with builders, haulers and the community to maximize the recovery of C&D recyclable material while minimizing the amount of waste requiring landfill. As a permitted MRF that focused on recycling vice disposal, CRS has also led the way in southeast Georgia for providing material recovery support for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “Green Building” projects.
The Quest to Build the Preeminent Materials Recovery Facility In Jacksonville
In 2006, the decision was made to establish a larger C&D MRF in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2008, CRS purchased 15 acres of industrial property on Blasius Road in Jacksonville and immediately began the process of obtaining all necessary permits. After more than two years of intense effort, CRS has received all local permits (Concurrency, Certificate of Need, etc.) and state permits (FDEP C&D MRF Permit).
The CRS facility in Jacksonville will be substantially larger than the operation in Georgia on a scale of five to seven times in capacity. CRS’s experience, combined with state-of-art recycling equipment, provides the foundation for achieving high-volume C&D waste recycling. In fact, the facility on Blasius Road will be capable of processing in excess of 1,000 tons of C&D material per day—and more remarkably—with a recovery/recycling rate in the 80% range. The facility will be open to the public and will accept all C&D waste as defined by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Contrasted to the operations in Southeast Georgia, CRS will not operate a roll-off hauling company in Florida. The goal is to focus exclusively on waste recovery by establishing partnerships with the C&D haulers, developers and contractors in Northeast Florida. CRS will provide a fair and competitive tipping rate for disposal and will provide an operating facility capable of efficiently managing inbound and outbound traffic. They know from firsthand experience the importance of reducing “windshield time” to reduce costs and remain competitive.
In addition to the day-to-day process of recycling recoverable material from the C&D loads that tip at the facility, CRS will provide LEED Construction Waste Management services to customers participating in LEED projects. They know from experience how to maximize diversion of waste in support of LEED projects and do it ethically and in partnership with the customer. A key deliverable is their commitment to provide an accurate accounting of every load of waste they receive from a LEED jobsite. Of note, one of the onsite partners is a LEED AP BD+C. Click here to learn more about LEED.
To design and build the Jacksonville facility, CRS has chosen Infinity Design Builders, Inc., S2Li Inc., and J.F. Civil Engineering, Inc. Construction is currently underway, and the facility is tentatively scheduled for a July 2011 grand opening.
The CRS team is excited about what lies ahead in Jacksonville. The CRS website will regularly provide important information about recycling C&D and the positive effect this will have on the Jacksonville community.