Preserving Our Resources; Protecting The Environment
West Contracting has invested heavily in ensuring that we preserve our resources and protect the environment. We operate three pavement rotomilling machines, which remove existing asphalt pavement from roadways. All three of West Contracting’s Asphalt Plants use RAP as well as RAS (recycled asphalt shingles) in our asphalt mixes, giving our customers a quality product, while recycling every piece of RAP we rotomill.
With two Wirtgen 200's and one Wirtgen 210 cold-milling machines, West Contracting provides a full range of milling surfaces. This includes full-depth milling, edgeline milling, depth transitions, pavement repairs, and milling in place and pulverization. All milled asphalt is reused as Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) at one of our three Missouri asphalt plants.
Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement ranks as America’s most recycled and reused material. Asphalt is 100 percent recyclable, and more than 100 million tons of asphalt pavement are recycled every year. Other industries’ waste products such as roof shingles, rubber and foundry sand can also be incorporated into the asphalt mixes. In 2012 alone, Missouri Contractors reused 1.5 million tons of asphalt 72,000 tons of shingles into new hot mix asphalt!