From Roof to Road: Horch Roofing Reaches 10-Million-Pound Recycling Milestone
WARREN, Maine - Horch Roofing has recycled 10 million pounds of roofing since the 2010 launch of its Reroof and Recycle program.
Owner Peter Horch created the Reroof and Recycle program eight years ago because he wanted to do something about the 2 tons of roofing waste that was produced by each completed Horch Roofing job.
Since April 1, 2010, 100 percent of the company’s roof waste is recycled and turned in to an aggregate used in the company’s driveways and parking lots.
“At the time it was hard to imagine that eight years later we would be celebrating this incredible milestone,” Horch said. “Being able to sustainably grow the company and continue my commitment to keeping 500 tons of roofing debris out of local landfills each year hasn’t been an easy task. It was important to me as a business owner and member of the local community to not contribute to the 100,000 tons of reroofing waste that ends up in Maine’s landfills each year.”
Horch Roofing made the announcement to coincide with National Roofing Week, which ran June 3-9.
Each summer the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) organizes this week to raise awareness across the U.S. about the significance of roofs to every home and business and how important it is to hire a professional roofing contractor.
More information about Horch Roofing’s Reroof and Recycle campaign may be found at horchroofing.com/reroof-recycle/