Street Sweeping Reuse at Massachusetts Highway-Barriers, Economics, and Opportunities

Street Sweepings, which consist mainly of sands and soils, represent one of MassHighway's and Massachusetts' Municipalities' largest solid waste problems. MassHighway collects about 10,000 tons of street sweepings per year, comprising almost half of its total waste stream. Existing DEP policy allows for limited, reuse options as a daily cover, fill in public ways, and as an additive to restricted compost. This project will serve as an evaluation of the barriers, economics, and opportunities for a variety of reuse options. The project scope may also include demonstration projects to test out these reuse options. Data will be analyzed and summarized as part of this study to evaluate the environmental impacts of street sweepings reuse.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation

      Office of Transportation Planning, 10 Park Plaza
      Boston, MA  United States  02116
    • Project Managers:

      Pepin, Stephen

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      285 Old Westport Road
      North Dartmouth, MA  United States  02747
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sengupta, Sukalyn

    • Start Date: 20050714
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20061231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 11235

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01458572
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:45PM