Nonpressure pipe is used throughout the United States as drainage pipe and conduit in construction, communications, municipal, industrial, agricultural, and mining applications. Nonpressure pipe containing steel, plastic, or cement can be made from recovered materials.
Recommended Recovered Materials
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EPA's Recovered Materials Advisory Notice (RMAN) recommends recycled-content levels for purchasing nonpressure pipe as shown in the table below.
|Material||Postconsumer Content (%)||Total Recovered Materials Content (%)|
|Cement||Refer to the cement and concrete specifications.|
šThe recommended recovered materials content levels for steel in this table reflect the fact that the designated item can be made from steel manufactured in either a Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) or an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF). Steel from the BOF process contains 25% - 30% total recovered steel, of which, 16% is postconsumer steel. Steel from the EAF process contains a total of 100% recovered steel, of which, 67% is postconsumer steel.
Learn more about specifications for nonpressure pipe containing recovered materials.
of Manufacturers and Suppliers
This database identifies manufacturers and suppliers of nonpressure pipe containing recovered materials.
Buy-Recycled Series: Construction Products (PDF) (11 pp, 104K, About PDF)
This fact sheet highlights the construction products designated in the CPG and includes recommended recovered-content levels and a list of resources.
This background document includes EPA's product research on nonpressure pipe as well as a more detailed overview of the history and regulatory requirements of the CPG process.