Roof Recycling

You can help reduce landfill waste – by the ton. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, ever year, 88 million tons of waste from construction, renovation, or demolition of buildings is sent to our landfills. This waste includes torn off shingles. The EPA estimates that every person generates over four pounds of waste every day, which means the average household generates 2.2 tons of waste per year. So recycling your roof is like recycling more than 100 percent of a year’s worth of your household waste.

Each year, up to 10 million tons of recyclable shingles are removed from the roofs of U.S. homes and buildings. When you recycle your shingles, not only do they not end up in landfill, but they get repurposed as pavement! Twenty percent of the shingles torn off a roof is made up of valuable petroleum-based asphalt. If you filled trucks with all of hat asphalt each year, the line of trucks would stretch from Tallahassee, FL to Indianapolis, IN. all that asphalt could potentially be reused.