Reasons 100% Asphalt Reclamation should become a regular practice:

  • Asphalt pavement contained in our roads is our nation's most valuable asset
  • Reduces roadway maintenance costs
  • Stabilizes project costs
  • Reduces dependence on foreign oil
  • Eliminates need of costly virgin aggregates
  • 60% or more of the generated RAP is currently either discarded, stockpiled, or used for lesser economic value
  • Milling pavement surfaces prior to resurfacing is common practice today in road resurfacing; asphalt millings (RAP) are available and plentiful
  • Asphalt roads and highways are 100% reclaimable
  • 90% of our roads and highways are asphalt
  • Asphalt pavement contains high quality aggregates that do not lose their original properties
  • Advanced technology in processing methods now enable reclamation of the valuable millings into high quality 100% RAP hot-mix asphalt - True Sustainability!
  • Natural resources are preserved by extending the life of quarries which are non-renewable
  • Promotes clean air and energy savings - Significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint
  • Asphalt binder found in older pavement is actually of higher quality than available today from asphalt refiners
  • Reclaiming asphalt pavement is a tremendous Green opportunity