Not only are asphalt shingles perfectly recyclable, but once collected, they’re manufactured into hot mix asphalt and used to pave roads. The shingles from one average-sized home can pave 200 feet of a two lane highway.
Each year, approximately 10 million tons of asphalt shingles are torn off of homes. Today, nearly 60 percent of the U.S. population lives within 30 miles of a shingle recycling facility. Owens Corning Roofing’s industry leading Shingle Recycling Program has already recycled 738,605 tons since the program’s 2009 kick-off.
If a roof repair is in your future, it’s worthwhile to check out your local recycling options beforehand and to choose a contractor who recycles. The Owens Corning Roofing Preferred Contractor Shingle Recycling Program helps connect home owners with contractors who have pledged to recycle.
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