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Replacing a roof is a regular part of home maintenance. Over time, roofing material breaks down, becomes damaged by weather, and can lose its ability to keep water out of the home. With this roof replacement, old shingles are tossed. Asphalt is one of the most common materials for shingles, and as such, millions of tons of them are tossed out every year.

With the world becoming more environmentally conscious every day, the movement to recycle asphalt shingles has been growing. Shingles take 400 years to break down in a landfill, which is a huge waste when you consider that they can easily be reused. There are composites in asphalt that are beneficial in creating other materials, the biggest being pavement and hot-mix asphalt, which improves cement quality. Therefore, recycled shingles are commonly used in public paving projects like roadways, decreasing the need for new materials such as oil.

Not all shingles can be recycled or donated unfortunately. If yours don't meet the guidelines provided by a recycling facility, you will need to arrange for them to be tossed out. If your asphalt shingles contain other harmful substances like asbestos, special precautions should be taken.

Looking for a quick way to request pricing for roofing disposal? Use the button above to request pricing today for the safe and efficient removal of your shingles.

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