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Recycling

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. The full report and related materials, including a state-by-state breakdown of recycled materials usage, can be downloaded below:

IS 138 — 9th Annual Asphalt Pavement Industry Survey on Recycled Materials and Warm-Mix Asphalt Usage: 2018

Recycling By the Numbers

$2.9 Billion The estimated savings to U.S. taxpayers through the use of recycled materials in asphalt pavements in 2018 

82.2 Million Tons The amount of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) recycled into new mixes in 2018 

21.1% The average recycled material content of asphalt mixtures in 2018 

1 Million Tons The amount of recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) put to use into asphalt mixes in 2018

24 Million Barrels The amount of virgin asphalt binder that was replaced by recycled binder from RAP and RAS in 2018 

Past Surveys

2009–2010 Mix Production Survey

2011 Mix Production Survey (2nd Annual)

2012 Mix Production Survey (3rd Annual)

2013 Mix Production Survey (4th Annual)

2014 Mix Production Survey (5th Annual)

2015 Mix Production Survey (6th Annual)

2016 Mix Production Survey (7th Annual)

2017 Mix Production Survey (8th Annual)