All shingle roofing will need replacing at some point, and when that time comes, you will have an entire roof of shingles to get rid of. Whether you’re replacing an area of shingles or redoing your entire roof, it is a great idea to recycle your asphalt shingles for a couple of reasons.
Why You Should Recycle Your Asphalt Shingles
There are both environmental and economic benefits to recycling your asphalt roofing shingles. That means you can save money and help the environment while preparing for your new roof.
As with all recycling, the biggest benefit is to the environment. Regardless of the type of asphalt—whether it be road surfacing or your roofing—recycling the material reduces the amount of new oil needed in production, saving costs and fossil fuel supplies.
As the main component in American roofing—making up 80% of rooftops in America—asphalt is the USA’s most recycled material. The recycling process helps to conserve natural resources by reusing the core minerals of the product.
Recycling is also often cheaper than taking the shingles to a landfill site, saving money on trash pickup and expensive transportation costs. As with most large-scale recycling, it is possible for businesses to receive tax cuts depending on how much they recycle every year—meaning they can offer customers a cheaper service than through traditional disposal means.
Where Can I Recycle My Shingles Near Wilmington?
Asphalt is the most commonly recycled material in the USA. As a result, recycling centers should be widely available wherever you’re located.
That said, recycling asphalt shingles is less common than recycling pavement or road surfacing. You will need to ask your local asphalt recycling plant if it recycles shingles.
In the Wilmington area, there aren’t any places directly in town where you can recycle your roofing tiles, but this site provides a list of North Carolina’s best recycling locations so that you can find the one closest to you.
If you’re not in North Carolina, many states and towns offer an online listing of local and national companies who can assist you in recycling your roofing.
If you’re thinking about replacing your roof or have any questions about the current condition of your shingles, the Atlantic Roofing Company can provide expert advice and an estimate to help make replacing or repairing your roof easier.