Recycling Guide

Find out where to put all your recycling materials.

Click HERE to find out what you can recycle at the Solid Waste Agency

Asphalt shingle recycling

Planning a roofing project? Choose a roofer who will recycle your old asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are reprocessed for road material.  In addition, a clean load of shingles stays out of our landfill, and that helps the environment and saves you money.

Asphalt shingles can be dropped off for recycling at both Solid Waste Agency locations: 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids and 1954 County Home Road, Marion. The fee is $30/ton (compared to $38/ton for landfilling).  A “clean” load of shingles is one that’s mostly free of wood, metal, plastic or vinyl, paper, nail coils and excess roofing material such as felt.  Why does that matter? Loads that are too full of other materials have to be landfilled at the 1954 County Home Road, Marion, location (loads that have to be unloaded by hand must arrive before 3:00 p.m.). Clean loads are charged the discounted recycling fee and should look like this:

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LL Pelling, a local asphalt company, is the Agency contractor recycling the shingles. Learn more about LL Pelling and the shingle recycling process HERE.

Let all of Linn County know that your old shingles are being recycled! Put this sign in the yard of every home you work on (signs available from the Solid Waste Agency):

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When you arrive

Proceed to the Scale House, where an employee will weigh and check the load. The driver will receive a form to complete and be directed to a flat, hard surface, unloading area.

Hours

2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids:

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday; Vehicles must exit by 4:30 p.m.

Call 319-398-5163 with questions.  

Give yourself plenty of time to unload.

1954 County Home Road, Marion:

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday; Vehicles must exit by 4:30 p.m.

Call 319-377-5290 with questions.  

Give yourself plenty of time to unload.

Learn more

Iowa State University | Presentations from the 2010 Iowa Shingle Recycling 101 Workshop
Iowa Department of Transportation | Requirements for Recycled Asphalt Shingles
The Gazette, Cedar Rapids | Solid Waste Agency’s Shingle Recycling program in the news

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