Rock to Road

Alberta road building may get more expensive

August 29, 2022  By Edmonton Journal

Edmonton is ending a city-run concrete and asphalt recycling program, and a union for public sector workers worries this could make building roads more expensive.

CUPE Local 30 is challenging city administration’s decision to quietly close the Aggregate Recycling Program taking in waste from renovation, construction and demolition projects. The city confirmed this was decided in May.

Union president Eric Lewis said while no jobs will be lost, ending the program will cut off access to cheap materials used to build the foundations roads are built on, and quality control.

(Edmonton Journal)


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