Class 5 Recycled
Class 5 Recycled is a variation of the traditional Class 5 gravel. It is made from recycled materials, typically a mix of crushed concrete, reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and possibly other materials.
Like traditional Class 5 gravel, Class 5 Recycled is used as a compactable base material for construction and paving projects. The main difference between the two materials is their source. Class 5 Recycled is made from recycled materials, which makes it a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly option.
Here are some uses for Class 5 Recycled:
Road Base: Similar to traditional Class 5 gravel, Class 5 Recycled is often used as a base layer for roads. The crushed concrete and asphalt make a sturdy, compactable base that can handle heavy loads.
Driveway Base: Class 5 Recycled can be used as a base material for driveways, providing a solid foundation for the layers of gravel or other material that will be placed on top.
Parking Lots: Class 5 Recycled is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly choice for use as a base layer in parking lots.
Construction Sites: It can be used to provide a firm, stable base for heavy equipment at construction sites.
Utility Work: Class 5 Recycled can also be used as backfill material around utility installations, particularly in locations where the use of recycled materials is encouraged or required.
The term “Class 5” comes from the grading and specification system set by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The “recycled” designation refers to the source of the material. This system ensures that contractors know exactly what kind of material they are getting when they order Class 5 Recycled. The recycled material meets the same quality and composition standards as traditional Class 5 gravel but offers a more sustainable choice.