REUSE AND RECYCLING OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE MATERIALS
The purpose of this report is to present state-of-the-art techniques for municipal infrastructure, management, planning, assessment, construction, maintenance, design and rehabilitation that take into account local social, environmental and economic factors to create sustainable communities. The objectives and goals of this best practice document are to: (1) provide examples and methodologies from Canada on the reuse and recycling of highway maintenance and construction materials from within the public right-of-way, focusing on four major materials categories - Portland cement concrete, asphalt concrete, winter sand and trench materials; (2) pinpoint technically sound technology and methods for recycling and reusing materials for municipalities of all sizes; (3) ascertain the economic benefits of the methods identified; (4) determine the benefits that are sustainable; (5) determine the environmental and social impacts; and (5) present methods that are environmentally acceptable for disposing of materials that are not suitable for recycling or reuse.
- Record URL:
National Research Council of Canada1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1A 0R6
- Publication Date: 2005-1-18
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 70 p.
- TRT Terms: Asphalt concrete; Best practices; Cities and towns; Economic benefits; Environmental impacts; Highway maintenance; Methodology; Portland cement concrete; Recycled materials; Recycling; Road construction; Sand; Social impacts; State of the art; Sustainable development; Technology; Trench backfill; Waste disposal; Winter
- Geographic Terms: Canada
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; I60: Maintenance;
- Accession Number: 00988126
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 29 2005 12:00AM