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Construction and Demolition Debris. Provides information on EPA's efforts and other opportunities to reduce C&D materials.

Foundry Sand. Promotes the beneficial use of spent foundry sand.

Coal Combustion Products. Describes coal ash combustion products as a building and manufacturing material. Covers Fly Ash, Bottom Ash, Boiler Slag, and Flue Gas Desulfurization Material (FGD).

Cement Kiln Dust. This Web page provides an outline of the legislative and regulatory history, and current status of the CKD exemption and proposed regulations. Links to key regulatory and technical documents are also provided.

Chicken Manure -- Common Manure Handling Systems. Information on poultry manure management and spreading.

Drinking Water Treatment Wastes. A summary of issues associated with this waste type.

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Pavement Technology’s Recycling. Provides information about current projects and activities, research and references, publications, and policies pertaining to the use of recycled materials.


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American Coal Ash Association (ACAA). The ACAA was established more than 40 years ago, in 1968, as a trade organization devoted to recycling the materials created when we burn coal to produce electricity.

American Foundry Society (AFS). AFS supports beneficial use of foundry sand through the AFS FIRST program.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). ASCE support the beneficial use of dredged materials.

National Slag Association. Promotes the use of blast furnace and steel furnace slag.

Industrial Resources Council (IRC). Contains information about industrial materials and their applications. The IRC is composed of industry trade associations representing coal combustion products, foundry sands, iron and steel slag, wood and pulp materials, rubber materials, and construction and demolition materials.

Mid-Atlantic Green Highway Partnership. Seeks to incorporate environmental sustainability into all surface-transportation infrastructure, including using industrial materials.

Construction Industry Compliance Assistance (CICA) Center. Contains a C&D materials State Resource Locator, where you can find state environmental agency information.

Materials Resource Center (RMRC). The RMRC's mission includes systematically testing, evaluating, developing appropriate guidelines for and demonstrating environmentally acceptable increased use of recycled materials in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. This Web site provides information on recycling and reusing industrial materials in roadways.