Construction Company Looking at Use of Glass Aggregate in Road Sub-base

New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Governor's Recycling Program reported over 7,500 tons of glass was recycled by municipalities within the state of New Hampshire over the period of one year. However, a large percentage of the state's total glass waste is generated by a small number of New Hampshire businesses.

Recently, Pierce Rigrod of the NH Department of Environmental Services organized a meeting with Mark Markarian, purchasing manager, Osram-Sylvania, a manufacturer of lighting devices for roadways and parking lots, and Jeff Pochily of Pike Industries to discuss ways to recycle Osram's glass that is currently being landfilled.

Pike Industries, a major road building company in the Northeast, is looking at options to use glass within its sub-base fill products. Pike is discussing the possibility of accepting a larger volume of crushed glass at their Hooksett, New Hamshire plant in the future. Currently 300 tons of glass is transported monthly into Massachusetts to be used as alternative daily cover in landfills.