Without a doubt, the biggest success story in sustainable roofing has been the amazing growth in the recycling of asphalt shingles. Each year more and more shingles are recycled instead of being dumped into local landfills. In addition to saving valuable resources and reducing the environmental burden on landfills, shingle recycling offers solid economic benefits for roofing contractors and helps homeowners make a positive environmental contribution when it’s time to replace their existing roof.
The biggest driver behind shingle recycling has been the emergence of a network of recyclers across the country capable of accepting and processing shingles from existing roofs. Shingle recycling is now available in 37 U.S. states, with almost all major metropolitan areas being served by a number of recycling firms. And finding your local recycling options has never been easier with the introduction of a new website sponsored by the Construction Demolition and Recycling Association featuring a comprehensive search tool that provides you with all of the shingle recycling options for your market.