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We're not just separating glass from plastic. Recycling takes place on a gigantic scale with MoDOT.

Sometimes, the department recycles entire sections of roads!


I-64 -- When reconstruction of a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 64 in the heart of St. Louis was completed in December 2009, 456,000 tons of concrete and asphalt had been recycled and reused in the new highway.

Route 40 Bridge -- When the Route 40 Bridge was demolished in July 2010, 100 percent of the debris was sent to get recycled which included 2578 tons of concrete, 210 tons of steel, 579 feet of handrail.

Hermann Bridge -- When the Route 19 Missouri River Bridge near Hermann was taken down in spring 2008 to make way for a new river crossing, about 2,000 tons of steel from the structure was recycled.

Roofs to Roads -- Since 2005, MoDOT has used enough recycled shingles to roof 36,474 houses. Read more about this program on it's own web page here.

Mixing it up -- Since 2005, MoDOT has used 2.3 million tons of asphalt containing recycled material it in.

That's a lot of retreads -- Since 2005, MoDOT has recycled 256,250 tires for construction projects - enough tires to equip 64,063 cars.

Look for the signs -- About 70 percent of state highway signs are produced from reclaimed material, making the signs cheaper and faster to get.

Recycling Accolades -- MoDOT's effort are recognized by leaders in the recycling industry. In fact, the department received the Missouri Recycling Association’s Outstanding Use of Recycled Material award in 2008.

Recycle Asphalt --  Using the latest technology, MoDOT can actually recycle entire asphalt roads.  Find out more about recycling asphalt in place on this page.

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