Who We Are
- Southern Crushed Concrete (SCC) uses practical and inexpensive methods to produce recycled concrete and asphalt for construction projects in the Houston area. Since our inception in 1991 as a Texas owned company, we have crushed millions of tons of concrete. Our recycling replaces the need for rock which must be trucked into the Houston area from distant quarries.
- SCC had gross revenues in 2011 approximately $61 million dollars.
- SCC employs 126 full time employees and 125 to 150 owner operated trucks. Over 90% of the hourly employees are minorities and 95% of the leased owner/operator truck drivers are minorities.
- We are a safe company; our 2011 incident rate modifier is 1.04.
What We Do
- SCC owns and operates several concrete crushing sites in and around the City of Houston. These facilities, which produce a variety of products from recycled concrete and asphalt, are extensively regulated by the TCEQ under the Texas Clean Air Act.
- SCC recycles many products that otherwise would require land filling such as, concrete, asphalt, road base, steel, granite tile. This saves approximately 1.5 million cubic yards of land fill space annually.
- SCC has in recent years been a participant in many LEEDS (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) projects. The Federal Government recognizes recycling of concrete as a creditable LEEDS item.
Our Role In The Community
- SCC has cleared many dangerous buildings for the City of Houston making Houston a safer place to live. SCC has demolished many unusable structures in old industrial areas and "recycled the space" for new development. For our community service we received a letter of commendation from Mayor Bill White on May 27, 2005.
- SCC assisted in the clean up of the Ike damage in 2008 by working with the City of Galveston and FEMA cleaning up concrete debris from Galveston Island roadways and beaches. A total of approximately 30,000 tons of concrete rubble was removed.
- SCC has recently helped with the reconstruction of little league baseball parking lot for Councilman Jarvis Johnson in near northwest Houston. We have built or furnished at no cost, road base material for the construction of many Church parking lots in the Sunny Side area.
Our Green Record
- Our products help cut construction costs and reduce gasoline usage, traffic congestion and air pollution because our recycling centers using use construction waste from the area. This reduces the need to transport new materials which must be imported from outside the Houston metropolitan area.
- According to Rebecca Davis, the recycling manager for TXDOT, using crushed concrete "not only dramatically reduces the volume for materials sent to the landfill, it also REDUCES AIR AND WATER POLLUTION and the amount of energy used.
- Using recycled materials saves on waste disposal and reduces the need for landfill space. Over three million tons of concrete are recycled in the Houston area every year. That would be 30% of the total municipal solid waste stream if it was not recycled. SCC in 2005 alone recycled two and one half million tons of concrete saving our landfills from over one million yards of construction debris.
- Concrete recycling helps IMPROVE Houston's overall air quality by eliminating over 157.8 tons of NOx (nitrogen oxide) per year. By comparison, the light rail line from Downtown to Reliant is expected to reduce regional NOx emissions by 95 tons per year. (From "Regional Inventory of Air Pollutant Emissions Associated with Removal of Waste Concrete and Supply of Road Base Aggregate" by Matthew P. Fraser, Ph.D, Rice University Associate Professor, page 3.
- We strictly follow all laws concerning recycled material set by four governmental agencies: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Harris County Pollution Control Department, the City of Houston Bureau of Air Quality Control, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Our Ten Step Dust Suppression Process
We know that dust is a byproduct of the crushing process and we employ Best Management Practices in suppression of that by product. We have a Ten Step process that is an industry leader.
- We use permanently mounted spray bars installed at the inlet and outlet of all crushers and operate water spray systems to control dust.
- SCC has a shroud system at the outlets of the jaw and cone crusher to control fugitive emissions.
- We employ spray bars at all shaker screens and at all material transfer points and operate water spray system to control dust.
- We use fog-type spray nozzles at the screens to control fugitive emissions.
- We change all nozzles every 60 days.
- We constantly maintain all abatement systems and make immediate corrections and/or repairs to any facility equipment.
- SCC operates area-type or truck mounted water sprays at all product stockpiles to control dust. We also sprinkle our product stockpiles with water and /or environmentally sensitive chemicals upon detection of visible particulate emissions. Our goal is to always maintain compliance with all TCEQ rules and regulations.
- We require that all plant roads be paved with a cohesive hard surface.
- We sprinkle all roads with water and /or environmentally sensitive chemicals upon detection of visible particulate emissions to always maintain compliance with TCEQ.
- We sweep or wash all of the plant roads as necessary to control dust.