Recycling & Energy Reduction

Asphalt Pavements are America's Most Recycled Product

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Highway Administration, about 90 million tons of asphalt pavement is reclaimed each year, and over 80 percent of that total is recycled. Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) can be recycled into pavement that is as high, or even higher, in quality as pavements made of all-virgin materials.

Materials from other industries are routinely recycled into asphalt pavements instead of going into landfills. Some of
the most common are rubber from used tires, glass, asphalt roofing shingles, and blast furnace slag.

Less Energy Consumed in Building Pavements

Asphalt pavements require about 20 percent less energy to produce and construct than other pavements (American Society of Civil Engineers).

VanEtten Paving:

  • Complies fully with all federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.
  • Considers environmental impacts when making decisions regarding planning, equipment and operating.
  • Provides training to educate our employees to be environmentally responsible on the job.
  • Works with local asphalt plants on environmental issues.