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AeroAggregates' New Recycling Facility in Dunnellon

AeroAggregates, a manufacturer of ultra-lightweight foamed glass aggregates, is working on a new production facility in Dunnellon to turn post-consumer recycled glass into material that can be used in infrastructure and commercial construction projects. The plant is expected to begin operations in October and expects to recycle the equivalent of 140 million glass bottles the first year. The new plant will supply materials for horticulture, infrastructure projects, commercial construction, resiliency planning and insulated block manufacturing across the Southeast.



Foamed glass aggregate is ideal for projects that require fill to be placed over soft, compressible, soils or areas with underground utilities. The low-density, durable, safe, non-leaching, rot-resistant product is about 85 percent lighter than quarried aggregates and highly frictional. It also costs much less to manufacture, ship and use than other forms of lightweight fill. The blocks weigh less and offer better insulation values and greater fire resistance than concrete.


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