Doing Our Part by Recycling Used Shingles
"In 20 years, I saw the landfill go from being four stories deep to four stories high," says Chad Muth, president of Muth & Company Roofing. "I felt strongly that this wasn't good, and I was going to do something about it."
With more than 11 million asphalt shingles entering U.S. landfills every year, it is estimated that roofing debris makes up as much as 10% of landfill volume. The problem is that asphalt shingles are made to endure and do not decompose quickly.
Muth & Company Roofing is taking steps to combat this growing problem. We participate in a “Roof to Road” recycling program that promotes converting used asphalt shingles into asphalt used to pave America’s streets and highways. We deliver used asphalt shingles on a regular basis to a recycling facility in Williamsport, Ohio.
GAF Certified Green Roofer Program
GAF Certified Green Roofer "Roof to Road" Tonnage Report, 2011-2015:
2011: 838 tons
2012: 1,343 tons
2013: 947 tons
2014: 1,569 tons
2015: 597 tons
TOTAL YEAR TO DATE = 5,294 tons recycled
Not only is shingle recycling an environmental benefit by reducing landfill volume, using recycled asphalt can reduce the overall costs of paving a road. But we don't stop there. We make an effort to recycle metal and aluminum materials that we remove from gutters and other home building products. And, of course, we're active recyclers in our office as well as our homes.
Choose the roofing contractor that makes an ongoing effort to improve the environment – Muth & Company Roofing.