Asphalt shingles aren’t a waste. Ground
shingles can be added to asphalt pavements, minimizing the need
for petroleum products. Putting less in the landfill and
reusing it in our community can help you save money.
Clean shingles are asphalt roofing
materials that have been separated from waste paper, wood
materials, metals, etc. Clean shingles can include the asphalt
tar paper and associated roofing nails. Clean shingles are not
wood shakes, tiles, etc.
What is the
shingle recycling site at La Crosse County
This is a specially prepared area where
clean shingles can be unloaded, stockpiled and then processed
into a material that can be utilized in roadway construction.
The clean shingle site is located at the La Crosse County
landfill, and is open year-round.
Who can recycle
Anybody! Contractors, citizens, builders,
construction companies, haulers—anybody who has access to
roofing materials and can separate out the waste materials
before bringing them to the clean shingle site can recycle
What’s in it for
If you separate waste materials from the
clean shingle load, your fee will be about ½ the cost of
disposing the materials at the demolition site: only $30 per
ton. You will save money. By recycling shingles, our community
will also save. We will be less dependent on fossil fuels and
petroleum products, we will have less impact on greenhouse
gasses and global warming, and space in our landfill will be
preserved for future generations.
Need more information? Please call
608/785-9572 and let us know how we can help!