How can I find a company that will collect asphalt shingles for recycling?
According to ShingleRecycling.org, over 11 million tons of asphalt shingles are placed in landfills each year. However, they are recyclable and can be turned into products for road construction. Read more from the brochure From Roofs to Roads at www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/debris-new/pubs/roof_br.pdf. Visit the Department of Transportation at www.rmrc.unh.edu/resources/recyclecoords.asp for a list of state coordinators for asphalt recycling. There is a database of construction waste recyclers on the web at www.wbdg.org/tools/cwm.php, however, this database is currently geared toward commercial buildings.
Lastly, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has a website containing information about shingle recycling and case studies at http://www.pca.state.mn.us/oea/lc/purchasing/shingles.cfm.