|He quickly realized
that collecting and disposing trash wasn’t just a necessary
job, but an important community responsibility — and he treated
it that way. Over the years, CR&R has researched, developed,
and introduced some of the most inventive, forward-looking ideas,
technologies, and services in the industry — ideas designed
to make life easier, cleaner, and safer in the community and to dramatically
enhance recycling and materials reclamation.
Among our leading-edge initiatives over the years: opening what was to become the largest center for buying back recyclables from the public in Orange County; extending that concept to retail buyback outlets at grocery stores; introducing an innovative three-can curbside recycling program that revolutionized the ability to easily recycle at home — and then improving on that idea with material recovery technology that automatically separates recyclables from trash; developing and installing California’s first biofilter to minimize odors from our solid waste recycling plant; converting our trash collecting fleet to clean-burning liquefied natural gas; and opening a state-of-the-art materials recovery center that saves 1,000 tons of used construction materials from the landfill each day.
We’re proud of our more than 40 years of innovation, impeccable service to our communities, and commitment to a higher standard of responsibility. Even after four decades, we’re just getting started. Find out what’s in store in the near future.