The asphalt pavement industry has a long history of incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and other recycled materials – including recycled tire rubber, slags, recycled asphalt shingles (RAS), glass, and even pig manure -- right back into the mix, creating a strong foundation for a circular economy.
NAPA, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), quantifies the use of these technologies through an annual survey. NAPA is asking asphalt producers for their help in gathering data for the 2020 construction season survey. The survey will collect responses through April 1, 2021. To participate in the survey please visit the following link.
The full reports and related materials, including a state-by-state breakdown of recycled materials usage, are available here.
Recycling By the Numbers
2.4 Million Metric Tons The amount of CO2e spared from the atmosphere in 2019 through the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in new mixtures
89.2 Million Tons The amount of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) recycled into new mixes in 2019
94% The percentage of asphalt mixture reclaimed from old asphalt pavements and put back to use in new pavements in 2019.
921,000 Tons The amount of recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) put to use into asphalt mixes in 2019
24 Million Barrels The amount of virgin asphalt binder that was replaced by recycled binder from RAP and RAS in 2019