How to Dispose of Roof Shingles
Depending on the type of asphalt you use, the average shingle roof lasts between 10 and 30 years, which means most homeowners are going to need to replace their roof at least a few times.
When that time comes, whether you’re a DIY homeowner or an experienced contractor, you’re going to need to dispose of the old roof shingles. Whether you’re looking for a cost-effective disposal solution or you want to recycle them, this guide is here to help.
Rent a Roll-Off Dumpster
The simplest solution for your roofing project is to rent a roll-off dumpster. Here at On Call Services & Repairs, we have a fleet of dumpsters in various sizes that are perfect for your next roofing project.
Dumpsters present the easiest way by far to dispose of your used shingles and other debris. They’re easy to order, easy to deliver, easy to use, and when you’re done with your project you can simply call us up and have it removed.
Once your dumpster is delivered, you can keep the dumpster for as long as you need, work at your own pace, and throw everything in the same container. There’s no need to worry about separating shingles, tiles, paper, etc. You can even throw your leftover lunch in there too!
Dump the Shingles Yourself
You always have the option to take your shingles to a local landfill, but you’ll need a truck that’s large enough to handle the debris, you’ll need to cover the bed before driving, and you’ll likely need to make several trips.
Dumping the shingles yourself could potentially save money, but at the cost of convenience and time.
Recycling Roof Shingles
Roof shingles can be recycled and are most commonly used for asphalt roads. This allows us to prevent them from ending up in landfills and give them a great second life. Who knows? You may end up driving on your old roof some day!
Here’s a convenient tool to help you find a recycler in your area!
Get Started on Your Roofing Project Today
Are you ready to start your roofing project? Give us a call at (918) 397-7787 to rent a roll-off dumpster today!