cleanair award_CherryHOUSTON, TX – Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC) hosted its 15th annual Clean Air Leadership Awards Program to honor Cherry Companies with the Clean Air Champion Award, along with 26 other local businesses, organizations and governments for their commitment to support voluntary measures reducing air pollution and promoting regional air quality initiatives. Cherry Companies has implemented the clean fleet program with a No-Idling Policy for their trucking fleet that move recyclable material and stabilized sand around the Houston Metropolitan area.





About Cherry Companies:

Cherry is a recycling and demolition company based in Houston, Texas. Family owned and operated since 1952, Cherry specializes in the removal of all types of structures. In addition, Cherry’s eight Houston area recycling centers produce a variety of grades of recycled products and deliver 99.6 percent completely recycled materials. Producing more than two million tons of concrete and asphalt and thousands of tons of steel every year, Cherry also recycles residential composition asphalt shingles and tires; making Cherry one of the largest recyclers in Texas and the Gulf Coast region. For more information, see

About Houston-Galveston Area Council:


The Houston-Galveston Area Council is a voluntary association of local governments and elected officials from the 13-county Gulf Coast Planning Region —an area of 12,500 square miles with more than 6 million people. H-GAC is designated by the State of Texas as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization for the transportation planning for Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller counties. For more information about H-GAC’s Commute Solutions and Clear Air Action Programs, visit