Shingles (Asphalt)

Alternative ways to recycle
Special Instructions

Shingles = C&D Waste
Shingles are considered construction and demolition (C&D) waste, so they need to be disposed of at a C&D facility. For complete information about disposal of the full range of construction materials, visit the Construction & Demolition page.

Find a Shingle Recycler

Asphalt shingles are easily recycled, though they require a special facility for processing. Locate the nearest shingle recycling facility.


Do Not Remove Nails

Shingle recyclers accept material with nails in it, so do not remove the nails. The recycling operators use a powerful magnet to separate nails from the asphalt.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Ask Your Contractor If They Recycle

Before hiring a contractor to work on your roof, see if they can recycle the asphalt shingles for you.

Did You Know?

You’re Driving on Recycled Shingles

Recycled asphalt shingles are turned into road material for public roads, private driveways and parking lots.