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 Agency
, Dubuque 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.
- 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
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.
Where to Recycle: (click to view location, hours of operation, fees, and map)
North of Marion