Keep Texas Recycling
In honor of America Recycles Day, the boards of Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) and Cooperative Teamwork and Recycling Assistance (CTRA) announced that they will merge to create a new program of KTB called Keep Texas Recycling. CTRA will dissolve, however their services to implement and expand recycling programs throughout the state will continue through the Keep Texas Recycling program.
CTRA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was founded in 1994 to serve as a liaison between the public and private sector by negotiating contracts with haulers and end-market, in typically underserved communities, at competitive prices. CTRA has helped community recycling programs increase the amount and quality of collected recycled materials as well as maximize the efforts and efficiency of those already recycling. CTRA has over 50 member communities who serve more than 120 public and 500 private entities and these operations will continue under the auspices of Keep Texas Beautiful. The Keep Texas Recycling program will provide cooperative marketing of recyclable commodities and technical assistance to underserved Texas communities.
The merger will officially go into effect on January 1, 2020. Check back for more details on this program.
What does Keep Texas Recycling Do?
KTR provides technical assistance to communities or groups interested in recycling. It serves as a their liaison between the public and private sector by negotiating contracts with haulers and end-market at competitive prices. The collection, transport and sale of recyclables, especially for smaller communities and remote areas, was coordinated by KTR through their contractors. KTR also helps community recycling programs to effectively increase the amount and quality of collected recycled materials as well as maximize the efforts of those already recycling. Quality control at the cooperative level can impact the processor or the mill's willingness to negotiate contracts. KTR charges no membership dues or fees; the only charge is a 10% administrative fee on all recyclable sales.
Learn more about Keep Texas Recycling
Learn more about Keep Texas Recycling and its history as the Cooperative Teamwork and Recycling Assistance organization.