LESSONS LEARNED: TXDOT'S EFFORTS TO INCREASE THE USE OF RECYCLED MATERIALS

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) initiated a program in 1994 to encourage the use of recycled materials in Texas road construction and maintenance projects. TxDOT has learned a great deal from its 5-year initiative to use more recycled materials, and although these lessons are presented from the perspective of a state department of transportation, the ideas also apply to local road and bridge departments. The lessons are presented in seven steps: designate a point-of-contact, assess the situation, identify competitive recycled materials, formulate a plan, develop a tracking system, create a level playing field, and communicate. TxDOT's experience is provided for each step.

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  • Accession Number: 00797247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2000 12:00AM