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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-11-007
Date: October 2010
Mark your calendar now for the Fifth Asphalt Shingle Recycling Forum, to be held October 27-28, 2011, in Dallas, Texas.
Organized by the Construction Materials Recycling Association, the forum will cover all aspects of the expanding opportunities in shingle recycling, from collection to processing to the marketplace. Each year the United States manufactures and disposes of an estimated 9.9 million metric tons (11 million tons) of asphalt shingles, making up 8 percent of the country's total building-related waste stream, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Using recycled asphalt shingles in hot-mix asphalt and other construction applications can save money and conserve natural resources, while maintaining quality.
The Construction Materials Recycling Association promotes the safe and economically feasible recycling of the more than 295 million metric tons (325 million tons) of recoverable construction and demolition materials that are generated in the United States annually. These materials include concrete, asphalt, asphalt shingles, gypsum wallboard, wood, and metals.
For more information on the Fifth Asphalt Shingle Recycling Forum or for details on past forums, visit www.shinglerecycling.org. Information is also available by contacting Audrey Copeland at the Federal Highway Administration, 202-493-3097 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).