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This Recycled Shingles Infographic Explains Other Asphalt Uses

 - Sep 14, 2013
References: hometownroofingcontractors & earth911
This infographic from Hometown Roofing Contractors displays statistics on recycled shingles. Old roof tiles that are no longer fit for rooftops can be recycled into asphalt to pave roads. Shingles are often sent to landfills, creating up to 22 billion pounds of waste a year.

According to the infographic, 80% of all homes in the United States have asphalt shingles. The tiles from just one home can provide enough asphalt to pave 200 feet of a two lane freeway. The recycled shingles infographic also examines different benefits of this practice and notes the different states that have these recycling programs. It is very action-oriented and lists things home owners can do to turn their roofing into a road.