Asphalt Paving Blog

Asphalt Pavement - America's Most Recycled Material

Recycling Asphalt at Asphalt PlantDid you know that asphalt pavement is America's most recycled material? This has obvious environmental benefits, but also has some great economic benefits as well - such as saving taxpayers money by reducing the cost of roads.

Each year roughly 100 million tons of asphalt pavement material is reclaimed. Of that 100 million tons, about 95 percent of that is reused in roads and highways. Some of the recycled materials are used in the road base and shoulders, but most of it is actually reused for its original purpose - to pave the roads we drive on.

Asphalt cement can be brought back to life by asphalt manufacturers simply by heating it. When asphalt is milled up, it is then taken to an asphalt plant where its used to make new pavement. In most cases, the quality of this "renewed" asphalt is better than pavement made from brand new materials. Imagine that, we get a better product and save valuable natural resources - truly a win-win situation.

At Wolf Paving, we recycle 100% of the asphalt we remove from job sites. We also recycle waste oil, asphalt shingles and concrete - turning these materials into new asphalt pavement. Recycling helps us produce over 30 different custom mixes of asphalt for a broad range of project types.

Paving the way to a more sustainable future is important to us, which is why we are consistently looking for new ways to be environmentally conscious in our business operations. We use 100% recycled oil to fuel the production burners at our asphalt plants and we have recently replaced our sales team's old vehicles with new hybrid vehicles.

When considering an asphalt paving contractor, why not choose one that gives you the best of both worlds.


Wolf Paving, an asphalt manufacturer and asphalt paving contractor has been proudly serving the greater Milwaukee and Madison area since 1941.

everything you need to know about asphalt

Topics: Milwaukee, Madison, Recycled Asphalt, Asphalt Manufacturing, Wolf Paving, Asphalt Paving