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 Shingle 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 contractors that recycle in your area. You can also jump to the recycling locator 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?
Jump to the recycling locator for your local shingle recycling availability. 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 are accepted.
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