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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 reports include state-by-state breakdowns of recycled materials usage. 

SEE ALSO: RAP BENEFITS FOR PAVEMENT OWNERS (PDF)

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 

Past Surveys

2018 Mix Production Survey (9th Annual)

2017 Mix Production Survey (8th Annual)

2016 Mix Production Survey (7th Annual)

2015 Mix Production Survey (6th Annual)

2014 Mix Production Survey (5th Annual)

2013 Mix Production Survey (4th Annual)

2012 Mix Production Survey (3rd Annual)

2011 Mix Production Survey (2nd Annual)

2009–2010 Mix Production Survey