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Spotlight on Asphalt Shingle Recycling

Last updated 4 years ago

As anyone involved in the construction industry knows, every project produces plenty of dumpster material. While throwing waste material away may seem like the simplest solution, it is often inefficient and can actually end up costing you more. This is particularly true of asphalt, one of the most common waste products at any job site. Here is some information about asphalt shingle recycling.

What is Asphalt Recycling?

Asphalt recycling is the process of taking asphalt products collected during construction or demolition projects and converting them into pavement or some other productive form. While the specific type of asphalt that is collected and recycled can vary, much of asphalt found on construction or demolition sites is tear-off shingle scrap, or TOSS. The amount of asphalt scrap every year is not insubstantial, either. In fact, the US produces 11 million tons of asphalt scrap every year.

What Are the Benefits of Asphalt Recycling?

Asphalt recycling has many benefits. For a construction company, the most compelling reason to recycle asphalt is simply that it can cut costs. Regardless of the size or nature of the project at hand, material acquisition always comprises a significant portion of the total costs. Because a material like asphalt is so common, recycling waste result in serious savings. And in a recent study, experts found that asphalt that included 3% TOSS in no way performed worse than pavement with no recycled asphalt. This means that concerns about the quality of recycled asphalt are unfounded.

The reasons listed above are just a small sample of the benefits your company could enjoy through asphalt recycling. If you want to learn more about asphalt recycling, call of New Jersey at (888) 772-7368. We proudly provide dumpster rental, waste management, and recycling services for residential, commercial, and construction clients throughout New Jersey.  


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