Cherry opens fourth recycling center in Houston area
Tina Grady Barbaccia | October 10, 2011
Cherry, the Houston-based recycling and demolition company, has just opened its fourth recycling center – the newest of which is located in Hitchcock, Texas.
The new 14-acre Hitchcock Recycling Center, located at 5402 Highway 6, accepts concrete, asphalt and residential composition asphalt shingles for recycling. Cherry’s Hitchcock Recycling Center also pays for concrete.
Cherry has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a permit to accept and recycle used tires at the Hitchcock Recycling Center. Until the permit is approved, Cherry accepts and recycles tires only at its 616 Almeda Road Recycling Center in Houston.
By adding the new Hitchcock Recycling Center, Cherry is well positioned to serve customers in all quadrants of Houston and those south of Nasa Road 1 to Galveston. Cherry’s other Houston-area recycling centers are located at 6019 Crawford Road and 4601 Holmes Road.
Hitchcock is Cherry’s second largest recycling facility and can produce 600 tons of TexDot Flex/Base concrete, 400 tons of 3- by 5-inch concrete and 1,000 tons of 1-¾-inch asphalt daily. With the addition of Hitchcock, the combined daily production of Cherry’s recycling centers is 5,000 tons of TexDot Flex/Base, 1,500 tons of 3 X 5-inch concrete and 5,000 tons of 1 ¾-inch-asphalt.
With more Cherry recycling centers strategically located throughout this Texas area, customers save time and transportation costs because deconstruction waste doesn’t have to be trucked to other, remote recycling centers or landfills.
“Recycling in Hitchcock helps us better serve our customers by bringing a recycling center closer to them,” says Leonard Cherry, president of Cherry. “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 adds, “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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