Recycled Construction Waste for Mutual Beneficial Use

One construction project's waste is another project's material source. Every day, a large amount of potentially recyclable construction waste is dumped in landfills. Materials such as refuse concrete, asphalt roof shingles, asphalt millings, tar paper, rubber tires, brick, and other valuable materials can be reused within the transportation industry; this in turn can reduce the amount of mined materials or virgin materials used, and increase landfill capacity and lifetime. The unit price of mining/extracting raw materials (asphalt, ABC, aggregate, sub-grade), including their transportation, will continue to increase as fossil fuel prices rise, land value goes up, and virgin materials are consumed. This project will determine the feasibility of using recycled materials within the transportation industry.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Arizona Department of Transportation

      206 South 17th Avenue
      Phoenix, AZ  United States  85007
    • Project Managers:

      Huang, Stephanie

    • Performing Organizations:

      Nichols Consulting Engineers

      1885 S. Arlington Avenue
      Suite 111
      Reno, NV  United States  89509
    • Principal Investigators:

      Van Dam, Thomas

    • Start Date: 20120701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20140630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 31970

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01566104
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 725
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 10 2015 1:01AM