A Brief Overview on Asphalt Shingle Recycling

By Stacy Mellete

Affordable Roofing Systems talks about asphalt shingle recycling and its positive impact on the environment. Find out why we’ve chosen to work with GAF and about GAF’s green practices.

What is Asphalt Shingle Recycling?
As an expert roofing contractor in St. Petersburg FL, we understand our roofing materials. Asphalt shingles are 100% recyclable, and asphalt is the country’s most recycled material. It’s the main ingredient in 80% of all roofs, and 94% of all roads.

Asphalt shingle recycling is the process of taking used asphalt shingle roofs and collecting them for reuse. For example, recyclers can ground up old asphalt shingle roofs and turn them into an ingredient for new roads. In many cases, these recycled asphalt shingle roofs improve the road’s quality.

What Are Its Benefits?
As a trusted roofing contractor in St Petersburg FL, we’re glad that asphalt shingle recycling is becoming more popular. Recycling old asphalt roofs for roads reduces the need for new oil.

This allows us to conserve our natural resources and can lead to less dependence on foreign oil.

It also helps save everyone money. Taxpayers save money when the government uses recycled asphalt for paving. Contractors, along with dumpster and paving companies, save money by reducing material and energy costs.

How Can a Contractor Get Started With Recycling?
Recycling is attractive to contractors because of its environmental benefits, and because it is cost-efficient. Fortunately, getting started on recycling is easy. Contractors and experts in asphalt and metal roofing in St Petersburg FL, like us can get started with asphalt shingle recycling by locating reputable recyclers on www.shinglerecycling.org. All we need to do is enter our state, city, or zip code and we can find a recycler.

Asphalt shingle recycling benefits everyone since it conserves resources and saves landfill space. Through asphalt shingle recycling, GAF promotes sustainability in all areas of their business. GAF shingles are recyclable and weight-optimized. This reduces transport costs. The GAF manufacturing process also uses fewer natural resources.

That’s one of the reasons that we’re proud to recommend GAF shingles. These shingles are environmentally responsible, weather-resistant, long lasting, and beautiful. Give us a call to learn more about asphalt shingle recycling or to request a free estimate.

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Our stone coated steel roofing system is available in a wide range of styles including Tile, Shake, Slate, and Shingle, and in a variety of colors. We’ll help you to choose one that will fit your home’s style and your budget.


As the most-used roofing type across North America, asphalt strikes a balance between price and durability, with a life expectancy of up to 20. Shingles are available for those who want affordable, genuine slate roofing.


Tile roofs offer unparalleled value when cost per year of use is factored in. While upfront costs are higher, customers who choose a clay or concrete tile roof will enjoy the aesthetics and quality for a lifetime.


Metal roofs today come in a wide array of colors and finishes. Innovations in metal roofing technology have significantly enhanced the performance of metal roofs.

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TPO can be installed to any scale with some of the world’s largest building utilizing TPO roofing systems – it comes in strips typically 8ft 10ft and 12ft wide that are heat welded on site.

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