In the San Francisco Bay Area, construction projects account for approximately 20% of the total waste sent to landfills.
We believe construction waste diversion is an essential practice of an ethical, responsible business. By incorporating waste reduction strategies into our operation, we endeavor to do our part in preserving landfills, reducing waste and protecting the environment.
Wedge Roofing is committed to a sustainable environment through roof recycling and efficient reuse of building materials. As part of our construction waste diversion plan, we collect roofing tear-off materials, which are then sorted at our Petaluma headquarters for recycling and reuse.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, ten million tons of roof waste is disposed of into U.S. landfills every year from asphalt shingle re-roofing projects. In just one year, California roofing contractors added 1.1 million tons of roof waste into our state’s landfills. However, asphalt shingles are not only recyclable; they are also an important renewable resource. Through diligent waste diversion practices implemented by roofing contractors, asphalt shingles can be recycled into asphalt pavement.
Interestingly, the quality of the asphalt pavement improves with the addition of recycled shingles, making for stronger roads and less dependency on new asphalt sources. One day you may be driving on your recycled roof.