Recycling building demolition waste in hot-mix asphalt concrete: a case study in Kuwait

  • Ahmad H. AljassarEmail author
  • Khalifa Bader Al-Fadala
  • Mohammed A. Ali


Building demolition waste constitutes a major component of municipal solid waste in Kuwait. Over 90% of this waste is currently land-filled, causing extreme pressure on the available land-fill sites. At the same time, the sources of natural aggregates are almost depleted, and there is an increasing demand because of the increased construction and maintenance activities. This article presents the results of a technical feasibility study into meeting this need by recycling the aggregates obtained from building demolition waste for asphalt concrete. The Marshall test, the immersion compression test, the loss of stability test, and the wheel track test were performed to evaluate the asphalt concrete made with recycled aggregate. The results showed that the asphalt concrete produced using an aggregate of demolition waste met all the requirements of local specifications.

Key words

Recycling C&D waste Kuwait 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmad H. Aljassar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Khalifa Bader Al-Fadala
    • 2
  • Mohammed A. Ali
    • 1
  1. 1.Civil Engineering DepartmentKuwait UniversitySafatKuwait
  2. 2.Fluor International Ltd.ShuwaikhKuwait

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