From Roof to Road
Follow shingles' journey from a roof through an asphalt-recycling facility
Ken Ouellette is the father of asphalt-shingle recycling in Connecticut. Ouellette’s company, Incorporated Industries, grinds up used roofing shingles which are then mixed with ground concrete and asphalt to make a road-paving base (and also a great base for driveways). The mixture can even be used as a temporary driveway during house construction; later, the finished driveway can be installed right on top.
To learn more about the shingle-recycling process, read Recycling roofs into roads.