Use of Waste Glass in Highway Construction, Update 1992

Report No: 93-TAR2

Published in 1993

About the report:

Increasing pressures to recycle more wastes and minimize the amount of materials placed in landfills are forcing reconsideration of potential uses of waste glass in highway construction and maintenance operations. The federal government and many state legislatures are mandating studies to find such uses. Because the volume of aggregate needed for highway construction is so large, the use of waste glass in this manner offers a potential for utilizing most if not all glass unsuitable for other purposes. This report provides the results of a literature search and telephone survey to determine current (1992) practices of selected state highway agencies regarding the use of crushed glass in highway construction. It is shown that similar viewpoints are held by most state highway agencies regarding such use.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Woodrow J. Halstead

Last updated: December 24, 2023

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