M. Leeder Construction is proud of our efforts to champion sustainability in an industry not generally known for it. With our Bagela Asphalt Recycler, we are making the highest use of our precious resources, minimizing greenhouse emissions, and keeping tons of waste asphalt out of our landfills.
The savings of recycled asphalt are illustrated below:
|Asphalt saved from landfills||4,334 tons|
|Rock that did not need to be mined/quarried||8,017,900 lbs|
|Oil that did not need to be refined or delivered||69,344 gallons|
|Greenhouse gas emissions that were not put into the atmosphere||325,050 lbs|
*Numbers based on tons of asphalt recycled by M. Leeder Construction to date.
By contrast, here's what it takes to make one ton of virgin asphalt:
|1. Mine or quarry the rock or aggregate||1870 lbs of rock per ton|
|2. Add asphalt oil||16 gallons of oil per ton|
|3. Power the hot plant generators||75 lbs of greenhouse gas emissions per ton|
*"Comparison of Greenhouse Gas Emission for Patching with Recycled and traditional Asphalt" by Tim Marbach, Ph.D.
California State University Sacramento
600 J St. Sacramento, CA 95608
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