Recycled Glass Project

 

This Sidewalk is made with Recycled Commercial Glass

Climate change and overuse of natural resources are real universal issues that are influencing the world around us.  The time has come to develop alternative solutions to use waste materials in our communities as a means to conserve resources and reduce impacts on the environment.  Municipalities play an important role in this change and in the summer of 2018, the City of Corner Brook carried out a pilot project to use waste glass in local asphalt and concrete projects.

The purpose of this pilot project is to determine if recycled glass could be used as a replacement aggregate supplement. There were three concrete batches created: 3%, 5% and 10% of glass aggregate, which were used to replace a part of the fine sands, at a size less than 4.75mm, to see if it would make much difference in the durability and aesthetics of the concrete sidewalks.

The location of these recycled sidewalks can be seen on Citadel Drive, between O’Connell Drive and Wellington Street. On the southern side of the street, passed the entrance into the Salvation Army there is a fire hydrant, #245, where the three batches were laid August 29th, 2018.

Keep posted on further updates of this project.

 

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