A Leed Certified Company
Certification & Associations
Being the best in industry means holding to the C&D industries highest standards of excellence, service, and environmentally sound recycling processes.
U.S. Green Building Council
The Vision of USGBC is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation.
JKS is proud to be a member of USGBC since 1998
Leed Certification (Approved: 2010)
The re-use of Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste materials reserves more raw materials for the use of future generations. The recycling of C&D waste is a growing industry, driven by efforts like those of the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program and the many states and municipalities who have implemented programs and laws designed to increase the recovery of C&D materials.
LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. Among other requirements, LEED projects are required to meet minimum recycling rates of the C&D materials.
In addition, Sustainability Departments of many municipal governments are requiring that all C&D waste generated within the municipality be recycled at a minimum standard rate.
Stakeholder groups that use the statistics of C&D recycling facilities are beginning to request substantiation of the reported recovery and recycling rates. The Recycling Certification Institute (RCI) was created to meet this growing need for reliable recovery and recycling reporting by C&D recycling facilities.
The RCI uses independent third-party evaluators to verify the accuracy and reliability of the recovery/recycling rates reported. Providing a rigorous set of protocols, guidelines, and tools to professionally review and certify the recovery/recycling reports of participating C&D recyclers, the Institute is intended to increase certainty and build confidence in the C&D recycling marketplace on the part of project owners, architects, the environmental community, municipalities and the public.
Meeting the Highest Standards For Recycled Products
Certifications, Associations, and Memberships
JKS is proud to be a member of many organizations that promote, monitor, and certify only the best of C&D recycling companies.
Illinois Landscape Constrators
We work with the ILCA to promote environmental safe landscape products like recycled stone and mulch to the landscaping industry.
JKS is proud to be a member of ILCA since 2001
CDRA C&D Recycling Assoc.
The CDRA represents a diverse group of member companies and agencies who participate in recycling C&D materials.
JKS is proud to be a member of CDRA since 1980.
Illinois Recycling Association
This statewide organization is the only collective voice for recycling that promote waste reduction, reuse of material for recycling, and a clean environment.
JKS is proud to be a member of IRA since 2000
Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates
We work closely with ASA to promote the health, wealth, safety, and security of all our subcontractors.
JKS is proud to be a member of ASA since 2002
Landscape & Customer Approved
Trusted By Thousands Of Customers
“I been a loyal customer to this company for many years they keep improving their service here . The best thing is they recycle perfect for the environment wood turns to mulch concrete to reusable stone and gravel cardboard gets send to China ect.. To me best place that helps nurture are planet every little thing helps.“
“If you have your stuff together this is a great place. They are high volume and very busy. Don’t hide expensive garbage in cheap garbage you waste everyone’s time. Garbage disposal is an expensive and difficult job. Understanding that will go a long way to understanding the process. Professional people. “
“Great place for a landscaper to go for dumping for yard waste or just a pick up some landscape supplies like mulch Stone and more. Very friendly and open on Sundays…..“