Ted “Tadj” Ondrick, president and CEO of Ted Ondrick Company LLC, Chicopee, Mass., was inducted into the C&D Recycling Hall of Fame during the recent C&D World, the annual meeting of the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association, in Las Vegas.
Ondrick was honored for his pioneering work in the recycling of construction and asphalt in New England. For example, in the early 1980s, long before the recycling of concrete and asphalt become commonplace, his company recycled the material generated at the rehabilitation of the Westover AFB in Chicopee. At that time he had to modify and design the equipment to do so. To this day Ondrick Materials and Recycling, which is now operated by his sons Todd and Adam, still recycles concrete, asphalt and contaminated soil locally and throughout New England.
Ondrick also was a member of the first board of directors of the CDRA’s predecessor, the Construction Materials Recycling Association, and was instrumental in building the organization into the go-to place for information about the recycling of materials generated during construction and demolition, such as concrete, asphalt, wood, metals, asphalt shingles, ceiling tile, carpet and drywall.
The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association is a national non-profit organization that promotes the recycling of the more than 350 million tons of construction and demolition materials generated annually.