The Center has four basic missions:

  • To systematically test, evaluate, develop appropriate guidelines for and demonstrate environmentally acceptable increased use of recycled materials in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance
  • To make information available to State transportation departments, the Federal Highway Administration, the construction industry, and other interested parties
  • To encourage the increased use of recycled materials by using sound science to analyze potential long-term considerations that affect the physical and environmental performance
  • To work cooperatively with Federal and State officials to reduce the institutional barriers that limit widespread use recycled materials and to ensure that such increased use is consistent with the sustained environmental and physical integrity. The Center has a special interest in the long-term physical and environmental consequences of recycled material use

The RMRC has drafted a strategic plan to fulfill these mission objectives. The strategic plan can be downloaded Strategic Plan