Processed recycled asphalt shingle (RAS) has recoverable asphalt binder content between 18-20% potentially yielding 400 lbs of binder per ton of shingle waste. For example, the average 2000 sf roof may have 800 lbs of asphalt binder. This material is valuable and should be recovered.
Nationwide we generate almost 11 million tons of tear-off asphalt shingle waste per year. While some of it gets recycled the vast majority will end up in the local landfill or illegally dumped. Is this the direction that we want to go? Atascosa Recycling was founded on the principles of having a positive environmental impact.