New shingle recycling program provides contractors with an environmentally friendly option for shingle disposal.
CertainTeed Corporation is teaming up with East
Coast Shingle Recyclers Inc. of Lansdale, Pa., to launch Roofing Responsibly,
a new shingle recycling program that provides contractors with an
environmentally friendly option for shingle disposal.
CertainTeed currently recycles waste at all of it nine shingle
manufacturing plants throughout the United States and has been actively
exploring multiple shingle recycling models for torn off roofs.
"For a number of years, recycling shingle waste from our plants has been an
excellent additive for road paving," said Bob Gardiner, vice president of
marketing for CertainTeed Roofing. "The
challenge lies in how to successfully recycle torn-off shingles, an effort
that is currently limited by state permitting. Our hope is that our program
with East Coast Shingle Recyclers will serve as a model for the advancement of
other recycling programs regionally or even
Introduced in eastern Pennsylvania, CertainTeed’s Roofing
Responsibly program offers CertainTeed-credentialed contractors the
ability to incorporate jobsite recycling for virtually the same cost as a
typical dumpster and disposal. Specifically, contractors schedule the delivery
of a compartmentalized dumpster to a worksite. Shingles, along with wood and
nails, are placed in the dumpster compartments. The old shingles are then recycled
into paving materials that are used in new road construction.
“More than 12 million tons of asphalt shingle waste went into landfills last
year,” said Jay Butch, senior marketing manager for CertainTeed Roofing.
“Roofing Responsibly can help contractors add value to their businesses by
keeping old shingles out of landfills and putting them to good use. We are
equipping contractors with the tools they need to position themselves as
environmentally friendly and differentiate themselves in the marketplace.”
As part of the program, contractors receive distinctive marketing materials,
including an exclusive “Roofing Responsibly" designation on the Find A Professional page of the CertainTeed
website. The contractors, as well as homeowners, can check East Coast
Shingle Recyclers' site to track the processing of their torn off roofs. In
addition, a certificate is sent to the homeowner, documenting the amount of
debris that was ultimately diverted from the landfill.
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