If you are planning to do some re-roofing this spring and summer, be sure to look into a shingle recycling program. According to the Northeast Recycling Center, as much as 10 million tons of recyclable shingles are removed from roofs of homes and businesses every year in the U.S.
To help in this endeavor, Owens Corning is encouraging homeowners to take the Shingle Recycling Pledge as a way to keep old roofing materials out of landfills and to work with contractors who believe in sustainable building.
Homeowners who want to take the pledge can go to www.roofing.owenscorning.com and click on "Recycle Now." You'll be connected with local contractors who recycle shingles and you'll also receive a reusable tote bag (while supplies last).