One Roof or 200 ft of 2-Lane Highway

Nov 12, 2013

Shingle-Recycling-DumpsterThe shingle industry continues to encourage the use of recycled asphalt shingles in road construction. Now roll-off dumpster rental companies are getting on board, too. blogged about recycling roofing shingles into asphalt and included an info graphic that encourages everyone from homeowners to government agencies to take up the landfill-reducing practice.

"Recycling shingles rather than dumping them in landfills actually saves the contractor and homeowner money. In some cases, it costs half as much to recycle shingles compared to the tipping fee costs at landfills," according to the blog.

The graphic points out that about 4.5 percent of material going into landfills is roofing waste. But the shingle roof of an average U.S. home can pave 200 ft. of two-lane highway.

Incorporating RAS into a mix can be both challenging and rewarding. In many areas it is a readily available waste stream containing a significant amount of asphalt at a bargain price. The downfall is that it can result in a stiff mix that lacks workability. This is where Evotherm can help by opening up the compaction window, removing clumps, and helping you achieve densities at the jobsite.

Author: Heather Dolan