Some impressive numbers associated with supporting the need to recycle shingles:
- 10 million tons of tear-off asphalt shingles are sent to landfill every year in the U.S.
- Trapped in those shingles sent to landfill is the equivalent of 10 million barrels of oil.
- The average roof tear-off creates 3 tons of material that can be recycled.
- A normal American household would have to recycle all of their waste for more than a year to make up the landfill waste created by not recycling their roof.