Recycling Asphalt Shingles
Recycling asphalt shingles has been available from the 70s and it is increasingly important today.
The recycling procedures for asphalt shingles were first developed in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when recycled asphalt shingles were experimentally used in different hot asphalt mix designs.
Recycled asphalt shingles is not the only recycled asphalt material, as recycled asphalt pavement is one of the major materials used by many asphalt producers because of the overall cost savings.
If you need information on the companies, procedures, and regulations that are involved in the recycling process, there is a PDF guide available to guide you, at
, alongside with a website from the Construction Materials Recycling Association at www.shinglerecycling.org.
The propensity to recycle asphalt shingles goes up as petroleum prices increase, due to the high petroleum content in asphalt, and as manufactured shingles consist of about 40 percent asphalt.
Therefore, the use of recycled asphalt shingles in hot-mix asphalt has the potential to reduce the overall cost of paving a road.
To find state specific facts and presentations about recycling shingles, you can find a lot of resources at
From Recycling asphalt shingles page to Asphalt Guide index