Low carbon asphalt incorporating rubber from recycled tyres

February 16, 2021

After learning more about its sustainability benefits, Wolverhampton City Council decided to use Tarmac’s Rubber Modified Asphalt to resurface Northycote Lane, a busy road in the Bushberry North Area of the city. As well as having 8% lower carbon emissions due to the warm mix binder technology, using this material avoided sending around 500 tyres to landfill. Using low temperature asphalt helped knock two days off the original programme time.

Choosing a Rubber Modified, Warm Mix SMA helped Bolton Council to take steps towards meeting their ‘net-zero carbon’ by 2030 pledge. Seymour Road in the Astley Bridge area of Bolton was resurfaced and reopened quickly due to the rapid cooling and early trafficking characteristics of the warm mix binder.