THE UTILIZATION OF MINING AND QUARRY WASTES IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION

If waste materials and industrial by-products could be used in place of the natural materials used in road construction their use would have the triple benefit of conserving natural resources, disposing of the waste materials which are often the cause of unsightliness and dereliction and clearing valuable land for other uses. This paper considers the extent to which waste materials can be used as substitutes for natural materials. It discusses not only the advantages but also the disadvantages of the (usual) extra costs of hauling wastes and the disturbance caused by haulage. In any given situation the benefits and disbenefits need to be carefully analysed in order to decide on the best course to adopt. The analysis is not straight forward because there are no generally accepted methods of quantifying some of the factors involved. Even when assessments are made the results are not in the same units. The major waste materials discussed in this paper are colliery shale, spent oil shale, China oil shale, sand, slate waste, pulverised fuel ash and furnace bottom ash. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper from the 1976 Land Reclamation Conference.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Thurrock Borough Council, England

    Whitehall Lane
    Grays, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • SHERWOOD, P T
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 156-169

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM