Cooperative Teamwork & Recycling Assistance (CTRA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which was formed in November 1994, based on the concept of cooperative marketing. Today, CTRA consists of 60 rural recycling cooperatives representing more than 500 public, private and nonprofit entities.
The organization's mission is to provide cooperative marketing of recyclable commodities, to promote the development of end-markets for recyclables in Texas (and beyond!) and to promote education about recycling. The organization's Board of Directors is elected by the members at the Annual Membership Meeting.