SMARTER ! CLEANER ! GREENER !
- ASPHALT IS 100% RECYCLABLE
- ASPHALT IS THE MOST RECYCLED PRODUCT IN AMERICA
- OVER 95% OF OUR PARKING LOTS, ROADS AND HIGHWAYS ARE MADE OF ASPHALT.
Escondido Materials offers California's most environmentally friendly asphalt facility. We employ the latest Blue Smoke Control System. All truck tires are washed prior to leaving our facility, we sweep our neighborhood street and maintain the strictest company standards assuring clean air and clean water on and around our site.
We are the FIRST California asphalt producer to have made Warm Mix Asphalt. By offering Warm Mix Asphalt we are able to offer a quality product, manufactured at a 30% lower temperature than traditional Hot Mix Asphalt. This results in lower fuel consumption and a 50% to 70% reduction in Greenhouse Gases.
Explore our website and learn why Escondido Materials offers California's Greenest asphalt facility.
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What measures do we use to keep the environment clean?
We recycle old asphalt paving right on our site, grinding it and reusing it in the making of our new asphalt for roads, driveways and parking lots. We keep this old product from ending up in landfills, reduce the need for foreign oil and additional mining operations, and we reduce the number of trucks on the road.
Why? Dust control. We lightly spray water on materials as they transfer between conveyors, screens and other loading operations. We also spray down the storage piles of our raw materials.
We use cleaner natural gas in the aggregate drying process.
We use the best available control technology on our asphalt oil storage tanks. We even vent the "loadout" to our blue smoke control system to better clean the air. The Butler-Justice Blue Smoke Control system has six stages of filtration and includes a proprietary filter control media developed exclusively for trapping oil droplets.
Every truck leaving our facility drives through a tire washing station to keep nearby streets clean and minimize dust.
Although our permit only requires Escondido Asphalt to run a street sweeper in front of our facility 30' from the entrance and exit, we also use our street sweeper on adjacent streets to assure a clean neighborhood
Warm-mix asphalt processes can lower the temperatures at which the material is mixed and placed on the road. Reductions of 50 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit have been documented. Such drastic reductions can cut fuel consumption, decrease the production of greenhouse gases, and drastically reduce the production of emissions.