How to Dispose of Roofing Materials

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One of the unfortunate consequences of home renovation projects is the waste of building materials. Roofing materials can be heavy, awkward and challenging to re-use or throw away. If you don't have the time to make phone calls, hire a dumpster. Dispose of all old or unused roofing materials in the dumpster, then hire someone to take it away. If you want to save money--and maybe make money--be patient and place a few telephone calls.

  • Sort your roofing waste by type, such as shingles, slate, chimney brick, wood and metal flashing. Separate out material that can be reused.

  • Locate an asphalt shingle recycler near you at shinglerecycling.org if you have asphalt shingle waste. Call the shingle recycler to discuss dropping off your roofing waste.

  • Call your town's Department of Public Works and ask about recycling or trash disposal procedures for other materials that you won't be able to sell, such as scrap wood. Follow your town's recommendations to dispose of these materials.

  • Check with salvage yards about metal flashing, brick or other roofing materials. Salvage yards can purchase these materials from you. Alternately, donate materials that can be reused to a non-profit in exchange for a tax deduction.

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