Asphalt Recycling in Maryland
Recycling asphalt, as opposed to other disposal methods, is an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective option for homeowners and business owners alike. When you need asphalt pavement removed and recycled, you can trust our experts to use safe practices and get the job done right.
LCI Recycling proudly offers efficient and eco-friendly pavement recycling services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Columbia, Frederick, Towson, Annapolis, Gaithersburg, or anywhere else in our service areas. We also serve customers throughout Virginia and D.C.
Why Recycle Asphalt?
Since asphalt is not biodegradable, placing this material in a landfill means it will remain their forever, taking up space unnecessarily and increasing the amount of waste on our planet. Recycling asphalt is the best eco-friendly waste management option, as it allows the material to be repurposed and used again.
Reclaimed asphalt is one of the materials that makes up Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), the most frequently-used material for paving roadways today.
How Does Pavement Recycling Work?
You may be wondering how such a heavy and durable material is detached from the earth. This is the first step in the recycling process, and it’s done by either milling or full-depth removal.
For the former, a milling machine is used to thoroughly grind asphalt pavement from the surface downwards. The mixture of sand and gravel-like asphalt particles, also called millings, can then be repurposed for use in new paving projects.
In full-depth asphalt removal, excavation tools and techniques are used to break and rip the pavement into smaller sections. These pieces are then loaded into a highly-capable recycling truck and transported to the recycling facility.
The broken asphalt pieces are then processed by the recycling facility in a series of operations that include crushing and screening. Reclaimed asphalt aggregate still contains tar, which helps it to bond more easily when it is wet and compacted by the recycling center.
Pavement Recycling Solutions from the Experts
LCI Recycling specializes in residential, commercial and industrial asphalt recycling services in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. To learn more about our recycling process or to request an estimate for asphalt recycling services, contact us today.