21 December 2012
Posted in Center Information
Florida regulations have established a 75% state-wide recycling goal to be achieved by 2020. Recovery and recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) debris offers significant potential contribution to meeting the 75% diversion goal. Previously, the research team conducted a project (PI: Debra R. Reinhart; Co-PI: Amir H. Behzadan) funded by the HCSHWM that aimed at improving C&D debris inventory accuracy and recycling efficiency in the State of Florida. Continuing from previous year efforts, the objectives of this research were to (1) promote construction and demolition (C&D) debris recycling by providing information and examples of best management practice with the goal of increasing C&D debris recycling efficiency in the State of Florida, and (2) investigate the feasibility of recycling and reusing tear-off asphalt roof shingles (as C&D materials) in hot-mix asphalt (HMA) pavements.