How Does Asphalt Affect Our Environment?

January 2017

There are numerous communities across the country that live next to or near one of the 3,500 asphalt plants. Although the majority of the plants are known as good neighbors, there has been some misconception about asphalt products. We’ve decided to separate fact from fiction and inform you about the benefits of asphalt.

  • Asphalt plants are regulated by the U.S. EPA. The plants that produce asphalt are well-regulated by environmental agencies at the federal and state level. They also employ multiple emission control systems. These safety precaution and regulation efforts contributed to the EPA’s delisting of asphalt plants as a major source of air pollution in 2002. Since the 1970s, asphalt pavement plants have recorded a decrease in total stack emissions, even though they increased pavement production.
  • Asphalt is 100% recyclable. Did you know that asphalt is the most recycled material in the United States? It can be continuously reused in new asphalt paving mixes.
  • Asphalt plants improve the community. Asphalt plants contribute to the communities in which they reside. They provide opportunities for employment and contribute to local events through volunteering and financial donations. The industry provides 260,000 American jobs that cannot be exported.

Crisdel Group, Inc. has served the New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania metropolitan area for more than 45 years. Today, Crisdel’s operations can accommodate all client needs and has recently expanded into Florida. Even though our roots are dug deep in asphalt paving, we can assist clients in all aspects of site development and maintenance as we self-perform most civil and heavy construction requirements.

We have met industry qualifications and have been classified by the Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey Departments of Transportation. Please contact us today to get started on your next construction project.

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