TOLEDO, Ohio — Owens Corning has announced that a recycling milestone — one million tons of discarded asphalt shingles repurposed and used for new asphalt roads — has now been reached since the launch of the Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt Shingle Recycling Program.
The program — the first of its kind when initiated in 2009 — helps the eco-conscious homeowner find a contractor who shares a commitment to building materials recycling.
“We’re making shingle recycling easy and efficient — incorporating it seamlessly into the roof replacement process by connecting consumers and contractors who want to keep discarded shingles out of landfills and help turn old roofs into new roads,” said Barry Hornbacher, shingle recycling business leader for Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt.
Once roofing shingles are removed from a house, contractors take the old, discarded shingles to nearby recycling centers. Shingle debris is sorted, and metal, plastic and wood remnants are removed. The remaining material is then ground and repurposed into asphalt paving mix. Shingle debris from one average home can help pave 200 feet of a two-lane highway.
For more information, visit Booth #1449 or www.owenscorning.com.