ASPHALT SHINGLE RECYCLING
OUR SIMPLE PROCESS
1. COME IN WITH YOUR CLEAN SHINGLES
2. GET WEIGHED
3. FILL OUT OUR SHINGLE CERTIFICATION SHEET
5. RE-WEIGH, PAY& GO!
Did You Know?
11 million tons of asphalt roofing shingles are discarded each year in landfills, this translates into 2,750,000 tons or $1.6 Billion dollars’ worth of bitumen or Oil buried each year in Americas landfills. That’s Right!
Your avg household roof takes up 45 cubic feet of landfill space. By recycling you save valuable space in the landfill.
Why is this valuable commodity still being treated as a waste product?
Benefits of recycling shingles
It is economically viable
Saves valuable resources from being sent to landfill
Commonly used in pavement minimizing the need to use new asphalt & aggregate
Reduce costs for paving
Allows homeowners to make a positive environmental contribution.
In 2009, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) approved specifications for processing and blending waste shingles in asphalt pavement. The AASHTO approval is a very important advancement for the goal of recycling waste shingles.
USES FOR PROCESSED SHINGLES
Hot Mix Asphalt shingles, which account for two-thirds of the U.S. residential roofing market, are made from a fiberglass or organic backing, asphalt cement, a sand-like aggregate and mineral fillers such as limestone dolomite and silica. These are the basic ingredients of hot-mix asphalt used in road construction, which helps explain why the paving industry is the No. 1 end user of reprocessed shingles.
Cold patch for repairing potholes. Ground-up shingles mixed with aggregate and an emulsion can be used for patching roads. In fact, the mix actually improves road strength because of the fiberglass or cellulose content of the shingles.
Aggregate in road construction. Ground and screened shingles can be mixed with gravel and used to cover unpaved roads, minimizing dust, reducing vehicle noise and longer road life. Combined with ground asphalt and concrete, ground shingles also make a good road base for driveways.
Manufacturing new shingles. Some shingle manufacturers have tried using factory scraps to make new shingles, with mixed success.
Energy recovery. Shingles have an energy content of as much as 20,000 Btu per pound and the practice of using scrap as a fuel supplement is an established market in Europe. Some industries like cement manufacturers in the USA, are using old shingles as fuel.