- Pasco County, FL was granted a permit to take the ash from recycled waste and use it in area roads. A two-year old test road has performed well.
- According to John Power, the Director of the Pasco County Solid Waste Department, using recycled ash instead of lime rock in roadways can save around $100,000 per mile. While it is the first in the U.S., Power said the process has been in place in Europe for at least 20 years.
- Another way to use the ash is in a top layer after combining it with asphalt or concrete.
Power said the county has been considering the idea for two years. The Solid Waste Department produces up to 200 tons of ash daily; the ash will be placed under the asphalt.