SACRAMENTO (Aug. 17, 2011)—The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has developed a pilot cooperative purchasing program to help local jurisdictions to fund projects using rubberized asphalt concrete for road paving, CalRecycle has announced.
Rubberized asphalt is very cost-effective, but its high up-front cost in comparison with conventional asphalt is a barrier to its use by small municipalities, CalRecycle said in a press release.
Developed in collaboration with Jacobs Engineering Group, CalRecycle's engineering and technical assistance consultant in rubberized asphalt, the pilot program will allow local jurisdictions to pool their collective projects to bid a rubberized asphalt production contract for the coming year, CalRecycle said. The agreement will guarantee a certain tonnage of rubberized asphalt and establish a fixed price for the material, it said.
CalRecycle did not release a date for the pilot program to begin. More information on the program can be found at www.pavinggreenroads.com.