San Antonio reports that illegal dumping of construction and demolition debris (shingle, drywall, lumber,bricks, concrete and siding) is one of the most costly problems facing San Antonio. Please recycle all shingle waste, it is the right thing to do.
Atascosa Recycling has met the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) standards for recycled asphalt shingles.
Atascosa Recycling is "Green". We recycle cardboard, flashing metal, lead and roofing nails. You can be assured that we will not dump roofing scrap material.
Sour crude, the preferred binder for asphalt, is imported, refined and then transported from coastal refineries. Asphalt binder is a long way from the point of origin. Using locally sourced RAS at this point lowers demand of a non-renewable resource.
11 million tons of roofing shingle waste is discarded into landfill each year. This equates to 2,750,000 tons of asphalt binder each year. This valuable commodity is being treated as waste.