Did you know you can recycle shingles? Asphalt shingles are a common roofing material and can be recycled thanks to their asphalt content. Shingles can be diverted from the waste stream and transformed into asphalt pavement for our streets and highways.
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Frequent Shingles Recycling Questions
How do I get the company working on my roof to recycle my old shingles?
Not all contractors offer the service of recycling your asphalt shingles. This is something you should determine prior to the start of your roof repair. In some cases, contractors choose not to recycle, and in some areas, local shingle recycling facilities are not available.
Through their shingle recycling program, Owens Corning offers a search tool that helps connect you to roofing contractors that recycle in your area. Look for the green recycling symbol.
You can also enter your ZIP code in Earth911 Recycling Search to find your best local option for shingle recycling.
What do they make with recycled shingles?
Recycled asphalt shingles are typically reused as a component in hot mix asphalt to create pavement for roadways. The shingles from one average-sized home can pave about 200 feet of a two-lane highway.
How do I know if my shingles can be recycled?
Enter your ZIP code in Earth911 Recycling Search to find local shingle recycling options. There are a few different types of shingles, so if necessary, call ahead prior to drop-off to confirm that the type of shingles you have on hand is accepted.
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