Discount Price for Recycling
Roofing companies and residents can save money and keep asphalt shingles out of the landfill by recycling them at both of our landfills, Metro Park East and Metro Park West. Metro Waste Authority offers a discounted rate when roofing companies or residents recycle old roofs and meet the Discount Guidelines.
Recycling vs. Landfilling
This rates are effective July 1, 2014.
|Price/Ton by Location ||Recycle Rate ||Landfill C&D Rate |
|Metro Park East ||$15 ||$38 |
|Metro Park West ||$23 ||$38 |
Old Roof Becomes New Roadway
In the past when a roofing company tore off your old asphalt shingles, they went to the landfill. Forward-thinking companies understand the value of keeping things out of the landfill and recycle when they can. Since 2009, more than 20,000 tons of shingles were kept out of our local landfills and reused for new roadways.
Why Every Home Matters
Recycling one roof equals two barrels of oil.
- Reduce need for foreign oil – Manufactured shingles consist of 40 percent asphalt. Recycling shingles reduced the amount of virgin resources used to make shingles.
- Reduce what goes in the landfill – Shingles take 400 years to breakdown in a landfill and more than 11 million tons of shingles end up there annually.
- Reduce cost of paving projects – While a resident may not pay for a road project, they pay for public road projects in one way or another. Recycling your roof helps your local, state and national governments.
- Building certification – Qualify for U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED credits.