Asphalt shingles being grinded at the IOC Processing Plant in Edinburg, TX
From Roofs to Roads: The Impact of Shingle Recycling. We recycle your roof shingles. Approximately 12,000,000 tons of asphalt shingles torn off from roofs end up in landfills every year in the United States. Traditional roof shin - gles are made up of fiberglass, asphalt, and granular minerals which make it the perfect additive for asphalt cement and conglomerate materials. For construction professionals, companies, and city planners, recycled shingles are a much more cost efficient and easier to obtain than traditional raw asphalt materials for paving. Each ton of recycled shingles that are incorporated in asphalt hot-mix saves about 2 barrels of petrolium. When it comes to purchasing materials contractors save on average 75-80% of the cost ($80/ton down to $20/ton) when using recycled as - phalt leading to saving the tax-payers money. Each ton of virgin asphalt alternatives that used recycled asphalt shingles prevent over 27 tons of CO2 emissions from contributing to global warming. Our objective is to be the leader in green roofing and do everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint and most importantly keep all shingles off of landfills.
Did you know? • Shingles take approximately 300 years to break down and can not be composted. • The average roof removal generates 1-3 tons of asphalt shingle waste. • According to the EPA, recycled shingles improve durability and provide weather resistant properties to pavement resulting in fewer potholes.
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