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 only at the 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids, location. 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. Clean loads are charged the discounted recycling fee.
LL Pelling, a local asphalt company, is the Agency contractor recycling the shingles.
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.
Winter hours (Dec. 1 - March 31) at 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids, are Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Vehicles must exit by 3:00 p.m. Give yourself plenty of time to unload.
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