Saturday, 24 February 2018

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Shingle Recycling Operators  

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) recently adopted a new specification for the use of RAS in HMA:

Qualification of Recycled Asphalt Shingle (RAS) Product Suppliers for use in Hot Mix Asphalt (i.e., RAS specification):

…and have begun to approve RAS suppliers:

NHDOT Approved RAS suppliers list:

RAS suppliers must comply with the NHDOT asbestos management plan requirements to be approved:

NHDOT Asbestos Management Plan for Approved Recycled Asphalt Shingles Facilities:

For more information, see the NHDOT document library for the Bureau of Materials and Research:
NHDOT Materials Research information:

1.1 Selected Excerpts
Env-Sw 102.42 “Construction and demolition debris” means non-putrescible waste building materials and rubble which is solid waste resulting from the construction, remodeling, repair or demolition of structures or roads. The term includes, but is not limited to, bricks, concrete and other masonry materials, wood, wall coverings, plaster, dry wall, plumbing, fixtures, non-asbestos insulation or roofing shingles, asphaltic pavement, glass, plastics that are not sealed in a manner that conceals other wastes and electrical wiring and components, incidental to any of the above and containing no hazardous liquid or metals. The term does not include asbestos waste, garbage, corrugated container board, electrical fixtures containing hazardous liquids such as fluorescent light ballasts or transformers, furniture, appliances, tires, drums and containers, and fuel tanks. Source: (See Revision Note at chapter heading for Env-Sw 100) #8460-B, eff 10-28-05

Env-Sw 104.19 “Recyclable materials” means “recyclable materials” as defined in RSA 149-M:4, XIX, namely “materials that can be used to produce marketable goods, including but not limited to separated clear and colored glass, aluminum, ferrous and nonferrous metals, plastics, corrugated cardboard, motor vehicle batteries, tires from motor vehicles, and paper.” The term does not include:

a) Hazardous waste, hazardous air pollutants, and other waste not regulated as solid waste, as identified in Env-Sw 101.03
b) Waste identified as non-reusable in Env-Sw 900, including asbestos and infectious waste; and
c) Wastes from an unspecified production or generation process, such as municipal solid waste incinerator ash and contaminated soils or absorbent media.

Source: (See Revision Note at chapter heading for Env-Sw 100) #8460-B, eff 10-28-05

Env-Sw 104.20 “Recycling facility” means a collection, storage and transfer facility which collects, stores and prepares recyclable materials for market and transfers processed recyclable materials to markets for recycling. The term includes “recycling center.”

Source: (See Revision Note at chapter heading for Env-Sw 100) #8460-B, eff 10-28-05

Env-Sw 104.21 “Recycling” means “recycling” as defined by RSA 149-M:4, XX, namely “the collection, storage, processing and redistribution of recyclable materials.” The term excludes the redistribution of recyclable materials for any purpose constituting disposal as defined in RSA 149-M:4, VI, incineration or another purpose not directly related to the production of certified waste-derived products.

Source: (See Revision Note at chapter heading for Env-Sw 100) #8460-B, eff 10-28-05

State Contact
Michael J. Wimsatt, P.G., Director
Waste Management Division 
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
29 Hazen Drive
PO Box 95 Concord, NH 03302-0095
General: 603-271-2900
Fax: 603-271-2456

Visit their website at 
Contact the state to see what the regulatory interests are in a specific project.
* Any solid waste that contains more than one percent asbestos by weight is considered asbestos waste in NH.
* NH would not allow recycling of ACM.

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