The recycling of explosives is currently of interest to researchers as it offers potential economic and environmental benefits. If the recovered material is to be reused; its chemical and hazard properties must be fully understood. To this end; RDX was successfully separated from an RDX/TNT/wax composition; which had been recovered from a bar mine. Two different methods of separation were employed: a conventional Soxhlet-type solvent extraction using a chlorinated organic solvent to effect the separation; and an extraction using supercritical CO2 as a ‚Äúgreen‚ÄĚ solvent. The resulting RDX was analysed using both tests specified in DEFSTAN 07-23/1 and other; more modern analytical techniques. Small-scale EMTAP hazard tests were also performed. Conclusions are drawn; both concerning the relevance of the DEFSTAN and of possible concerns to be addressed when contemplating reuse of recovered explosives.