Michigan Recycler Hopes to Recycle 20,000 Tons of Shingles this Year

Ideal Recycling has been in operation for two years.

July 12, 2010

Ideal Recycling, an asphalt shingle recycling company, based in Southfield, Mich., says that it expects to process and recycle about 20,000 tons of asphalt shingles this year. The company has been in operation for two years.

The company grinds the asphalt to a finely ground mix for asphalt companies that, in turn, is used for a range of end products.

“We are continuing to grow and see more and more new customers who want to use us to help them keep their shingles out of landfills and market themselves as ‘green’,” says Chris Edwards, co-owner of Ideal Recycling. “After working with us for one season, we are finding that our customers now understand that the loads they bring us need to be clean.”

Ideal has the capacity to recycle 52,000 tons of shingles per year, as allowed by permit. The company accepts shingles from homes and apartment or condos with four units or less and charges a per-ton tipping fee of $18-$20, depending on the cleanliness of the load, less than the cost to dump them in a landfill.

For more information, please visit www.idealrecyclinginc.com .