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Asphalt Shingle Recycling Benefits the Environment and Your Wallet

“Did you know that you can have a greener option with your old roof?  Before you replace the old, perhaps you can ask your roofing contractor if your old shingles can be recycled. Not only you can minimize waste to be sent to landfills but you can also help in building roads and more.”

 

In California alone, about 1.2 million tons of asphalt shingle waste is generated each year (1). The vast majority of this waste comes from reroofing projects. That’s a whole lot of waste to bury at local landfills, but luckily there’s a greener alternative.

What are recycled shingles used for?

The shingle recycling process reuses old asphalt shingles for new purposes, including but not limited to:

  • Melted into asphalt mix as an aggregate and used to pave new roads
  • Used as a mix to fill potholes
  • Grinded up and used as ground cover
  • Melted down and used to produce new roofing shingles

The process is pretty similar to other recycling operations. Basically, the shingles are gathered at a local shingle recycling facility, the shingles are sorted and cleaned, the shingles are ground up and/or melted, and the resulting product …

 

Read more: http://nor-calroofing.com/asphalt-shingle-recycling-benefits-the-environment-and-your-wallet/

 

10 Awesome Household Items You Can Repurpose For Your Kids

DIY Projects is one the most enjoyable and cost-effective activity for the family. Sometimes, you cannot think of things to do with your trash but then you’ll just discover that there are actually so many things that can be done with it. If you are curious of what I am talking about, check out the pictures below;

 

1. A phone book changes into a cool pen and pencil holder.

2. A shoe holder makes a perfect car organizer.

3. A garden basket doubles as toy storage.

{All images courtesy of http://www.mummysg.com}