REMEXIT – a versatile alternative

Roads must withstand the impacts of traffic and climate for as long as possible. Consequently, good planning and execution as well as the selection of suitable materials are of particular importance, while aspects of environmental protection and sustainability are also becoming increasingly important. 

Environmental regulations for recycled aggregates

When it comes into force on 1 August, the German Secondary Aggregate Directive (EBV) replaces the previous state regulations for the recycling of mineral construction materials. What was regulated until then, for example, in the LAGA M20 or in the NRW decrees, will no longer be valid as of this date. The specifications of the EBV must then be observed nationwide. In the course of the changeover to the new regulations, we have compiled all information on a separate website to make the transition as easy as possible for users. The lead medium is called MEB Services and can be reached here.

Technological background

The requirements regarding the structural properties of recycled aggregates for use in earthworks and road construction are defined in the regulations of the German Road and Transportation Research Association (Forschungsgesellschaft für Straßen- und Verkehrswesen). They are a recommendation for the federal states, which generally adopt these standards. However, deviations are quite possible from one federal state, especially in connection with secondary construction materials.

Handbook on Secondary Aggregates

The fundamental information for the use of recycled aggregates in road construction and earthworks with details on construction technology and environmental regulations can be found in a clearly structured compilation in our German MEB Handbook on Secondary Aggregates.