MAY 2012

New shingle recycling pledge provides rewards

Owens Corning, through its Roofing and Asphalt business, is inviting homeowners to take the Shingle Recycling Pledge as a way to show their commitment to keep old roofs out of landfills by working with roofing contractors who practice sustainable building practices.

“According to the Northeast Recycling Center, up to 10 million tons of recyclable shingles are removed from the roofs of U.S. homes and buildings annually,” said Barry Hornbacher, Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt Shingle Recycling Program manager.

To take the pledge in markets where recycling is available, homeowners simply visit their website at and select “Recycle Now.”

In addition to connecting with local contractors committed to shingle recycling, everyone who takes the pledge will also receive a free reusable tote bag while supplies last. Homeowners who do not currently have shingle recycling available in their area can show their interest in shingle recycling by filling out a form on the website, which will help Owens Corning Roofing & Asphalt rally support from contractors in their local community.

Through Owens Corning Roofing & Asphalt’s website, homeowners can search for reputable contractors in their area that already participate in the program.