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We are not currently accepting asphalt shingles at our Lansdowne, PA plant. Please call before heading our way.
Asphalt Shingle Recycling
Recycling shingles will reduce landfill growth, decrease the country’s dependence on foreign oil, reuse previously mined aggregate, produce better roads, save money, create new jobs, and generate new revenue for the state. Recycling asphalt shingles will also save roofers money since it costs half as much to recycle the material than it does to deliver it to a landfill.
Accurate Recycling is proud to announce its newest venture. An asphalt roof shingle recycling company that specializes in recycling residential tear-off asphalt shingles. We assist commercial haulers, landfill and transfer station operators, and roofing contractors with recycling options for residential shingles. Accurate has contracted with end-users who are properly permitted and can recycle and reuse while diverting landfill waste. Accurate Recycling’s management team has four generations of working experience in the recycling and solid waste industry.
Accurate Recycling is a company founded with environmental concerns at heart. Our intention is to be the industry leader in the recycling of tear-off asphalt shingles.
Recycling Fact: It is estimated that there is on average 66 lbs of tear-off asphalt shingles generated per capita per annum. To put that more simply, a city the size of 1 million would generate around 33,000 tons or 66 million pounds! That is a huge landfill footprint and an exceptional environmental impact!
Asphalt Shingle Recycling Services
Accurate provides the mid-Atlantic region with a quality recycled asphalt shingle (RAS). We currently have large volumes at strategic locations throughout the mid-Atlantic and welcome any additional inquiries. The current material gradation is 100% passing the 3/8” sieve, 93% passing the #4 sieve, however we can adjust our equipment to meet various specifications. The asphalt content for our pre-consumer material is 18.5% AC and our asphalt content in our post-consumer is 26.5%. We have the ability to supply large volumes via rail or truck. This material has proven beneficial in the asphalt paving industry, alternative fuels, and pyrolysis plants. Please feel free to contact us for additional information.
- Deliver your shingle tear-offs to our recycling plant and cut your disposal fees in half
- Dumpster Rental – Keep your tear-offs clean and significantly reduce your disposal tipping fees
- Divert your asphalt shingles from landfills into new hot mix asphalt
What Asphalt Shingles are Acceptable for Recycling?
- Non-Asbestos only! – Asbestos has been linked with cancer and is classified as a hazardous substance.
- Asphalt shingles with nails and felt paper
- Accurate will downgrade your shingle load if it is found to contain at least 30% foreign material (wood etc.)
Shingle Recycling Dumpster Sizes
Why Recycle Roofing Shingles?
As landfill availability decreases and tipping fees increase, solid waste generators are becoming more interested in finding alternative ways of managing shingle waste. This site discusses the recycling of asphalt roofing shingles, or “composition shingles” including shingle quantities, composition, processing, products, and products made with recycled asphalt roofing shingles.
Asphalt shingle scrap can be used in a variety of products, including:
- Asphalt pavement
- Road and ground cover
- Aggregate base and sub base
- New roofing
- Cold patch for potholes, sidewalks, driveways, etc.
- Fuel oil
The Asphalt Shingle Recycling Process
To prepare shingles for use in new products, the shingles must be ground to a specified size, and contaminants removed.
Grinding may be easier in the winter when the asphalt is more brittle. If the shingles begin to stick together in hot weather, or from the heat of the equipment, spraying with water or blending with sand or gravel may help.
Depending on the equipment used, primary grinding may yield 2” or 3”-minus size pieces. Secondary grinding may be required to make smaller pieces if needed; for example, aggregate base may require 3/4”-minus, and asphalt pavement may require 1/2”-minus or 1/4”-minus.
Depending on the use, the shingles may have to be sieved after grinding, to conform to grading requirements.
For virtually all uses, contaminants must be removed. Possible contaminants may include:
- Metals, which can be removed by a rotating magnet.
- Wood, which sometimes accompanies shingles when the plywood is also replaced in a re-roof job.
- Wood can be removed by hand, or floated off in a water flotation unit.
Accurate Shingle Recyclers Recycling Center Location:
508 E. Baltimore Avenue
Lansdowne, PA 19050
(p) 610-623-7772 or ShingleRecyclers@AccurateRecycling.com
More information available at www.ShingleRecyclers.com
Watch a video on shingle Grinding:
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