TOLEDO, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt LLC expands its Shingle Recycling Program making asphalt roof recycling solutions accessible to homeowners and building professionals. An estimated 20 billion pounds1 of recyclable shingles are removed each year from roofs of U.S. homes and buildings. The Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt Shingle Recycling Program offers an option to divert torn-off roofing shingles from landfills recycling the material for use in applications like road construction and repair.
Since launching the Shingle Recycling Program in 2009, Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt continues to enhance its legacy as the first roofing manufacturer to introduce a national shingle recycling and material reuse program with the following milestone achievements:
- 2.4 billion pounds2: Estimated number of shingles recycled in 2014, representing a 33 percent increase from the previous year
- 108 Markets: The Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt Shingle Recycling Program is now available in 108 markets with more than 200 collection locations verified by Earth911®
- 65 Percentage of Population: The Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt Shingle Recycling Network’s nationwide coverage enables 65 percent3 of the population to have access to a qualified shingle recycler
- 563 Participating Contractors: Owens Corning Roofing Contractor Network has 563 contractors committed to recycling shingles – and counting
“As part of Owens Corning’s commitment to safeguarding, sustaining and improving the environment for the benefit of current and future generations, we are proud of the sustainable impact the Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt Shingle Recycling Program has had helping homeowners and contractors divert shingle waste from local landfills," said Frank O'Brien-Bernini, Owens Corning Chief Sustainability Officer. “Our Shingle Recycling Program continues to demonstrate Owens Corning’s careful consideration for product life-cycle management, from design and manufacturing to durable service and end-of-life recycling."
For additional information on shingle recycling or to use the contractor locator service to find a participating Owens Corning Preferred Roofing Contractor, visit www.owenscorning.com/roofing.
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2014 sales of $5.3 billion and employs about 14,000 people in 25 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 60 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.
1 Based on American Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) industry shipments and management estimates that 90% of re-roof and storm demand contributed to tear-offs.
2 Based on estimates from a sample survey of Owens Corning Shingle Recycling Network recyclers.
3 Based on the percentage of markets with a verified Owens Corning Shingle Recycling location.