Recycled Materials Resource Center

The ultimate objective of the Recycled Materials Resource Center (RMRC) is to increase the wise use of recycled materials in roadway construction and maintenance. This objective will decrease the amount of materials going to landfills or stockpiles, and will reduce the cost and environmental impact of Department of Transportation (DOT) projects. This goal will be achieved through the following activities: (i) Systematically testing, evaluating, and developing standards and guidelines and demonstrating environmentally acceptable and occupationally safe technologies and techniques for the increased use of recycled materials in highway construction and maintenance. (ii) Making information available to State transportation departments, the Federal Highway Administration, the construction industry, local and municipal agencies, and other interested parties to assist in evaluating proposals to use recycled materials in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. (iii) Encouraging the increased use of traditional and non-traditional recycled materials by using scientific principles to analyze thoroughly all potential long-term considerations that affect the physical and environmental performance of recycled and secondary materials. (iv) Working cooperatively with Federal, State, and local officials to reduce institutional barriers that limit widespread use of recycled materials and to ensure that increased use is consistent with the sustained environmental and physical integrity of the infrastructure in which the materials are used. More detailed objectives will be determined in cooperation with the RMRC Board of Advisors and the State DOTs who contribute to the pooled fund.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $687200
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    600 West Peachtree Rd
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30308

    Indiana Department of Transportation

    Indiana Government Center North
    100 North Senate Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN  United States  46204-2249

    New Hampshire Department of Transportation

    John O. Morton Building
    P.O. Box 483
    Concord, NH  United States  03302-0483

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    PO Box 7910
    4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Room 104
    Madison, WI  United States  53707-7910

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 25201
    1 South Wilmington Street
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27611

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    Alabama Department of Transportation

    1409 Coliseum Blvd.
    Montgomery, AL  United States  36130
  • Project Managers:

    Orthmeyer, Robert

  • Start Date: 20090815
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130601
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29777

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01560758
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(199)
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2015 1:03AM