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Herts to recycle its roads

Hertfordshire Highways are recycling its old road surfaces into new ones.

The partnership responsible for looking after the county's local road network has teamed up with Lafarge Aggregates to take the scheme forward.

Hertfordshire county councillor Stuart Pile said: "There are almost 5,000 kilometres of local roads in the county, and about 5% of the surfaces become so worn each year that they need to be replaced. Recycling the old materials and using them for new road surfaces is environmentally friendly and far more economical than using brand new materials."

The county council will send its old road surfaces to a recycling plant in London Colney where they are processed so that the materials can be re-used.

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