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Roofs to Roads

At LL Pelling, we care about the environment.  That's why we've partnered with local solid waste agencies to divert shingles from the landfill and recycle them into brand new asphalt roads.  Odds are good that the old shingles torn off a homeowner's roof will end up in the asphalt of a state highway project and not the local landfill.  


Benefits

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Environment Friendly

The need for virgin oil and the dependency on foreign oil is reduced when paving contractors use recycled shingles in their mix.  This helps conserve natural resources, adding to oil's sustainability.

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Economically Viable

Recycling asphalt shingles is more cost effective than dumping them in a landfill.  Significantly reduced fees create a savings for roofing contractors that are passed on to the customer.

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Reduces Waste

Shingles take 400 years to breakdown in a landfill and more than 11 million tons of shingles end up there annually.  Recycling asphalt shingles keeps them out of the landfill and reduces construction and demolition waste. 

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Saves Money

Recycling asphalt saves U.S. taxpayers over $300 million each year - and contractors save, too. In 2015, contractors saved $194 million in construction costs by using recycled shingles. 


Recycling Locations

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Iowa City Landfill & Recycling Center

    3900 Hebl Avenue
           Iowa City, IA 52246

    (319) 356-5185
 

   Monday - Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Dubuque Metropolitan Area SWA

    14501 Highway 20 West
           Dubuque, IA 52002

    (563) 557-8220
 

   Monday - Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


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Fact: The roof of an average U.S. home can supply enough asphalt to help pave about 200 feet of a two-lane highway.


FAQ's

How much does recycling cost

  • Dubuque Metropolitan Area SWA - $29/ton
  • Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center - $30/ton

Do I have to remove nails?

Nails mixed in or attached to shingles are acceptable. We removed the nails with a magnet during our recycling process.

What items are not accepted?

Items that are not accepted include: wood, pallets, woodshake shingles; metal (flashing, gutters); plastic or vinyl; paper waste; mastic or plastic roofing cement; rolled roofing materials (excess felt); other garbage, trash or dirt; nail coils.