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Recycling Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements

Since the mid-1970s, tens of millions of tons of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) have been used to produce recycled Hot Mix Asphalt that has the same performance characteristics as hot mix made with all virgin materials. The use of RAP has effected substantial savings for both public and private sector users.

The purpose of this publication is to provide a new, updated document on “How to Recycle,” summarizing for producers and agencies the equipment and methods which are being successfully used to reclaim, size, store, and process RAP in various types of Hot Mix Asphalt facilities throughout the country. A discussion is also included for calculating the cost of using and processing RAP.

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