GAF Materials Corporation announced that all of its roofing plants now recycle manufacturing shingle waste, diverting thousands of tons of material from landfills annually.
GAF Materials Corporation announced that all of
its roofing plants now recycle manufacturing shingle waste, diverting thousands
of tons of material from landfills annually.
The highly engineered roofing shingle manufacturing process generates very
little waste or byproducts other than tabs or punch-outs, in addition to any
shingles that do not meet the company’s rigorous specifications. These
unsuitable materials have previously ended up in landfills; however under GAF’s
new arrangement, they will be recycled, generally for use in asphalt
GAF continues to take steps to implement sustainable business practices across
“The shingle manufacturing process is very resource-efficient,” said Martin
Grohman, Director of Sustainability. “In addition to shingles, our plants
recycle metal, cardboard, and oils, as well as everyday items like batteries,
paper, inks and toners, and CFL’s.”
GAF offers a wide array of Energy Star qualified roofing products, and products
that contain post-consumer or post-industrial recycled materials. Timberline Cool Series Shingles are specially designed to reflect sunlight and can reduce
energy consumption by up to 15 percent, depending on geography, structure and
Additionally, every shingle produced by GAF is made with proprietary Advanced
Protection technology which optimizes the placement of protective asphalt
while reducing overall resource consumption. This results in a lower weight
shingle that is easier to transport and handle on the jobsite, yet maintains
protection against cracking, tearing, and severe winds.
Asphalt shingles remain a durable, sustainable choice that can conserve natural
resources, improve indoor air quality, and easily accommodate renewable energy.
And according to the National Asphalt Paving Association, asphalt is America’s most
recycled material; with their high quality fibers, asphalt and granules,
recycled asphalt shingles can actually improve the qualities of roads. For more
information, visit www.gaf.com.
GAF Plants Recycle Shingle Waste
November 4, 2010