TxDOT and its contractors use significant quantities of recycled materials and products in constructing roadways.
|Roadway Recycled Materials and Products Placed in FY10|
|192,000 cubic yards||Compost|
|143,000 tons||Fly Ash|
|22,900 tons||Oil and Gas Well Drill Cuttings|
|5,500 tons||Crumb Rubber|
|2,200 tons||Glass Traffic Beads|
|1,200 tons||Cellulose Fiber Mulch|
While many roadway specifications allow contractors to choose recycled materials, many of our FY10 contracts specified recycled materials.
|Roadway Recycled Materials Specified in Contracts Let in FY10|
|337,000 cubic yards||Compost|
|6,106 tons||Crumb Rubber|
|3,670 tons||Cellulose Fiber Mulch|
We recovered significant quantities of materials and products for reuse or recycling in FY10.
|Recovered Products and Materials|
|3.34 million tons||Asphalt Pavement|
|1.01 million tons||Concrete Pavement|
|3,070 tons||Scrap Metal|
|2,030 tons||Scrap-Tire Rubber|
|768 tons||Scrap Paper|
In FY10, we purchased more than $25 million worth of environmentally preferable products, not including roadway pavement materials.
|Purchases of Recycled-Content Products|
|$7.74 million||Compost Products|
|$697 million||Printing and Writing Paper|
|$2,200,000||Glass Traffic Beads|
|$894,000||Cellulose Fiber Mulch|
|$869,000||Re-Refined Motor Oils and Lubricants|
|$719,000||Remanufactured Toner Cartridges|
|$530,000||Flexible Delineator Posts|
|$197,000||Paper Towels and Tissues|