In the study the use of marble dust collected during the shaping process of marble blocks has been investigated in the asphalt mixtures as filler material. The samples having marble dust and limestone dust filler were prepared and optimum binder content was then determined by Marshall test procedure. Dynamic plastic deformation tests were carried out by using the indirect tensile test apparatus. Optimum filler content was then determined considering the filler/bitumen ratio and filler ratio. Test results showed that plastic deformation of marble waste is between the upper and the lower limits of grounded marbles. The study showed that marble wastes, which are in the dust form could be used as filler material in asphalt mixtures where they are available and the cost of transportation is lower than ordinary filler materials. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.