Asphalt Waste Containing Coal Tar Recycling

  • Client:  Amey & Hampshire County Council
  • Works Type:  Asphalt Waste Containing Coal Tar Recycling
  • Site:  Various, Hampshire
  • Material:  Various
As part of the joint collaborative venture between Hampshire County Council, Amey and Allasso Recycling, a need for a sustainable solution to asphalt waste containing coal tar disposal was identified. The county highway works produces 10,000’s of tonnes per annum. Allasso Recycling introduced several materials approved by the Environment Agency to recycle the asphalt waste containing coal tar (AWCCT).


The materials include:

  • CBGM
  • FABM
  • SBM
  • Cold Lay Asphalt
  • Concretes
The material solutions converted a once burdensome and costly disposal item into a valuable source of high quality aggregate.
All of the materials are included in national specifications and manufactured to an UKAS ISO 9001 management system ensuring quality.
All material movements are traceable through use of the Waste Accountant system, providing full transparency. Allasso Recycling poses the necessary environmental permits to handle AWCCT.
 The materials produced are used by Amey maintenance teams, sub-contractors and Allasso teams in a truly collaborative solution.


The solution has saved Hampshire County Council millions of £££’s with every 1000 tonnes of material through the process saving the County Council in excess of £150,000 through zero disposal costs and reduced material costs. The success of the project was recognised at the National Highway Excellence Awards 2015 in the award for Environmental Sustainability in the Highways Sector.
Judges Comments:
‘An innovative solution enabling the reuse of previously considered unusable materials. This scheme recognised the enabling benefits of that reuse.’


Key Benefits

  • Nationally Recognised Materials and Specification
  • Sustainable Solution for the use of AWCCT
  • Significant Cost Savings
  • Reduced Vehicle Movements
  • Zero Waste to Landfill
  • Manufactured to UKAS ISO 9001 accredited Quality System