Asphalt Shingle Recycling

As a DOT Certified Supplier. we look forward to the opportunity to  work with roofing and hauling contractors in eastern Iowa and continuing the recycling partnerships with both the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste AgencyDubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, and the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center.

Benefits of Recycling Asphalt Shingles:

  • Limits the need for virgin resources: recycled shingles can be reprocessed as fuel, new shingles, and materials for roads.
  • Reduces Costs: Per ton, it’s cheaper to recycle shingles than to dump them in the landfill.asphalt eastern iowa
  • Minimizes the need for foreign oil: Recycling 1 ton of shingles = 2 barrels of oil
  • Reduces what goes into the landfill: Shingles take 400 years to breakdown in a landfill and more than 11 million tons are sent to the landfill each year.
  • Saves taxpayers money: Recycled asphalt shingles can be used in paving projects; therefore, reducing the cost for local, state, and federal governments.

How You Can Help:

  • Search for local contractors who will recycle your old roof
  • If you have a preferred contractor, ask what they do with the old shingles.  Request that they recycle them and offer to pay the recycling fee (about $30 for an average size home)
  • Let others know that you are responsible homeowner; have your contractor put up a yard sign advertising that your old roof shingles were recycled.
  • Adopt sustainable practices by recycling asphalt roof shingles
  • At your job site separate loads into layers of accepted materials (see illustration)
  • Print off and fill out the Shingle Certification Form (to save time) or pick one up as you enter either recycling location
  • Bring your completed Supply Certification Form and acceptable load(s) to either location listed below

asphalt eastern iowa Clean asphalt shingles can include:

  • Nails & felt/tar paper
  • A minimal amount of wood, metal, and plastic materials from the job site are allowed.
  • Other garbage, trash, or dirt are not acceptable.
asphalt eastern iowa Asphalt Shingles Supply Certification Form

Where to Recycle: (click to view location, hours of operation, fees, and map)

Cedar Rapids


Iowa City

North of Marion