The NYC Asphalt Millings Bank offers asphalt milled from city streets as a low cost building material in place of sand, gravel and stone at construction sites.
Developers have used asphalt millings as backfill behind foundation walls and as a base layer below concrete basements, sidewalks and parking lots.
Recycling waste asphalt reduces construction costs and the city's cost of disposing of surplus asphalt milled from city streets.
The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) mills (grinds) the surface of asphalt roads prior to resurfacing. Only 30% of millings are reused in paving new road surfaces, while the balance is stored in DOT stockpiles in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. The only cost to parties using the Asphalt Millings Bank is to send their trucks to a DOT stockpile where the trucks are loaded by DOT personnel. The asphalt is free.
A project team must fill out an Asphalt Millings Request Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org . If the site is eligible, OER will contact DOT to confirm the requested quantity and location of asphalt millings. Once a match is established, OER will schedule a conference call with DOT and the receiving site. During the call, OER will discuss program requirements and the logistics of the millings transfer. Once the transfer begins, daily reports and trucking manifests are required.