Recycled Aggregates Recycles
Construction materials are increasingly judged by their ecological characteristics. Concrete recycling gains importance because it protects natural resources and eliminates the need for disposal by using the readily available concrete as an aggregate source for new concrete or other applications.
Recycling of concrete is a relatively simple process. It involves breaking, removing, and crushing existing concrete into a material with a specified size and quality. Reinforcing steel and other embedded items, if any, must be removed, and care must be taken to prevent contamination by other materials that can be troublesome, such as asphalt, soil and clay balls, chlorides, glass, gypsum board, sealants, paper, plaster, wood, and roofing materials. Recycled concrete aggregates produced from all but the poorest quality original concrete can be expected to pass the same tests required of conventional aggregates.
Recycling concrete provides sustainability in several different ways. The simple act of recycling the concrete reduces the amount of material that must be landfilled. The concrete itself becomes aggregate and any embedded metals can be removed and recycled as well. As space for landfills becomes premium, this not only helps reduce the need for landfills, but also reduces the economic impact of the project. Moreover, using recycled concrete aggregates reduces the need for virgin aggregates. This in turn reduces the environmental impact of the aggregate extraction process. By removing both the waste disposal and new material production needs, transportation requirements for the project are significantly reduced.
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Safety Data Sheet
Table of Contents
- General Identification
- Hazard Identification
- Composition of Ingredients
- First Aid Measures
- Fire Fighting Measures
- Accidential Release Measures
- Handling and Storing
- Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
- Physical and Chemical Properties
- Stability and Reactivity
- Toxicology Information
- Ecologial Information
- Disposal Considerations
- Transport Information
- Regulatory Information
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News from Recycled Aggregates
Great Lakes Aggregates was featured in Dry-Bulk Magazine, the Spring Edition, for the utilization of Stockpile Reports to perform volumetric data collection of our stockpiles. Stockpile Reports interviewed Chris Kinney, President, Great Lakes Aggregates and Keith Childress, Quality Control Manager. Read the article here: Dry Bulk Spring 2020Read More
Tom Downs, Operations Manager, Recycled Aggregates invited Highland Park Police K-9 Officer, Christopher Zuellig and K-9 “Trexx” to demonstrate the K-9’s unique ability to locate hidden narcotics at Recycled Aggregates Highland Park location. Trexx is a 2 year old Dutch Shepherd that specializes in narcotics detection, tracking and patrol. Recycled Aggregates is proud to support the…Read More