The Life Cycle of Aggregate
Keeping it Green
It might be difficult to accept that something as seemingly intrusive as mining can follow a path of sustainability and environmental awareness, but it can. And it does.
From the moment topsoil is removed to uncover the aggregate deposits below, the rehabilitation process begins. The topsoil is removed and preserved along with all its seed sources, returning to the pit or quarry when mining is completed. And because aggregate is an all-natural resource that can be used immediately after it comes out of the ground, there is no chemical processing needed.
When the aggregate outlives its usefulness in one form, it can be recycled and used again and again in other applications. Even pits and quarries can take on new lives as lakes, golf courses or even college campuses.
It’s a full life. And a green one. Every step of the way.