Unfortunately, our society uses a lot and produces a lot of waste. One of the largest waste-producing industries is construction. Recycling construction waste is economically viable, and offers significant benefits for our society and surrounding environment.
One impactful contribution is roof shingle recycling. Just like most construction waste, roof shingles are often plentiful, heavy, and mostly non-degradable; they take up a lot of room in landfills, and last a very long time.
Roof Shingle Recycling
Recycling construction waste like roof shingles can render a wide range of benefits. Not only does it reduce the need to use up primary resources and supports a more sustainable future, it creates less waste and decreases construction costs. Common shingle materials like asphalt and metal retain their valuable chemical properties even after they are melted and re-processed. Wood shake and rubber roofing can also be recycled and re-purposed for new uses and products. Recycled roof shingles can be re-purposed for energy production, pavement applications, new roof materials, road maintenance products, and more.
How to Recycle Roof Shingles
As a homeowner who is replacing a roof, you can request to retain the waste left over from your roof demolition if you wish to recycle the waste in an effort to support your local community and environment. There is a lot of waste produced by roof demolition and replacement, so be sure you have the necessary resources prepared, such as a truck or trailer, and large bags or boxes.