Focusing on solutions to asphalt waste, the City of Richmond initiated a pilot in collaboration with the National Zero Waste Council and Lafarge Canada to test the performance of recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) and a commitment to document its performance throughout the life cycle. A key goal of the pilot is to encourage expanded use of recycled asphalt as well as increase the percentage of recycled content in asphalt pavement. This is expected if awareness and confidence in recycled asphalt pavement, across the supply chain, can be increased. It also focuses on determining how procurement can be leveraged to reduce the amount of construction and demolition waste being generated from the built environment. The Recycled Asphalt Pavement Toolkit provides details of the pilot and resources for other governments and asphalt producers interested in pursuing RAP projects.
In November 2020, a busy 800-meter of road in Richmond was paved with asphalt containing 40% recycled asphalt pavement. The pilot has seen great success to date and performance will be evaluated annually.
Average recycled asphalt pavement content usage is compared across countries
Learn more about average Japanese recycled asphalt projects in the Recycled Asphalt Pavement Scoping Study.