DANIELA LAURA BURUIANA, MARIAN BORDEI, IOAN GABRIEL SANDU, ANDREEA IRINA CHIRCULESCU, ION SANDU RECYCLING WASTE GRIT IN MIX ASPHALT Solid waste disposal is a significant to overhead in a shipyard environment. In many areas of Galati the disposal capacity is being reduced and the cost of disposal is continuing to climb. The study of the behaviour of bitumen mixtures is an old subject in the literature. Many specialists have been trying to replace the sand with recycled materials resulting from blasting ship parts. The main purpose of this study is obtaining a bitumen mixture with a good behaviour to long use. The grit is an abrasive blasting material (ABM), having an angular form, used in ship repair processes prior to the application of coatings. It is produced by the pulverization of molten steel, followed by a series of thermal and mechanical treatments in order to give the product its final characteristics. The shipyard in Galati generates annually thousands of tons of used blast grit and they dispose of it in landfills or directly into the Danube as a usual practice. We intend to find possibilities of disposing the wastes produced by shipyards, our research being focused on achieving the sustainable development requirements of the civil society. Environmentally speaking, recycling spent ABM has the potential to significantly reduce waste generation while saving money.