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 Summary of 3rd Asphalt Shingles Recycling ForumAs of 12-18-2007

Jeff Dellinger, North Carolina Health Hazards Control Unit (HHCU), North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services "3rd Asphalt Shingle Recycling Forum" 919-707-5972; Jeff.Dellinger@ncmail.net www.epi.state.nc.us

Only manufacturers’ shingle-scrap is recycled today in NC

State asbestos guidelines state that recyclers should have:

Supervisory personnel on-site trained by State – approved courses

Loads must be inspected by personnel trained to recognize suspect asbestos containing material (ACM)

“Bottom Line: Do not let ACM come into recycling facility”

NC DOT will allow a small percent of tear-off shingles in HMA

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) applies to all regulated facilities (e.g., commercial, industrial, etc.), including residential buildings with five (5) or more dwelling units per structure

If a NESHAP regulated facility, pre-inspection required

Bulk sampling must be conducted by accredited personnel including samples from each roofing layer if ACM suspected or regulated facilities

Shingles recycling asbestos management plan must address potential for ACM to be found in other building materials such as: roofing (tar paper) felt, mastics, glue, flashings, coatings (paint), etc.

If ACM above one (1) percent is suspected or measured through standardized and accredited lab analysis, then shingles grinding not allowed.

Recommended strategy is to:

Know who the regulators are in your local community, district and state

Have your facts assembled and a comprehensive plan to propose

Find advocates to support your case

“Remember: Shingles recycling is not a priority for most states.”

Bob Kenney, Nova Scotia Department of Environmental & Labour “Nova Scotia – Too Good To Waste” 902-424-2388, KenneyBM@gov.ns.ca


Four main goals of solid waste-resource management strategy:

50% waste diversion

Increased disposal standards

Regional cooperation

Economic opportunities

Disposal bans were implemented in the late 1990’

Results of management strategy & disposal bans were numerous and very positive

Greater than 340,000 tons of waste diverted per year

Steps to promote waste diversion

Pay municipalities $24/ton for every ton they do not landfill

Fund municipal capital equipment used to divert waste

Fund private sector capital equipment used to produce value added products from waste

Fund R&D projects that lead towards greater waste diversion

Current asphalt shingles diversion

Tear-offs only

Landfill cover, roads, working surface areas


Energy recovery

Regulatory issues for recycling shingles:

Province does not directly regulate recycling facilities

Regulate emissions form processing facilities

Labour inspector currently requires sampling for shingles older than 1980

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