Asphalt & Asphalt shingles

Asphalt

State law requires all loads be covered before transport.

The Marathon County Solid Waste Department accepts clean asphalt on a case-by-case basis, for a reduced fee. And, depending on road building needs, it might be free. Must call ahead: 715-446-3101, ext. 104.

OTHER RECYCLING OPTIONS:

asphalt shingles

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You can now recycle asphalt shingles at the Marathon County landfill.  WHY RECYCLE SHINGLES? Research has found that adding 5% ground asphalt shingles to the hot-mix for paving and repairing roads improves its performance and makes it hold up better than a hot-mix without the ground up shingles.

FEES: $25/ton. (Fees and/or procedures subject to change)  

ALLOWED ONLY: Clean, non-asbestos asphalt shingles (do not need to remove the nails), cellophane strip tabs, nails, and tar paper that comes from residential sources and the commercial sources that have residential-like asphalt shingles. 

NOT ALLOWED: Commercial roofing that is not residential, such as no membrane roofs, etc. Garbage, scrap metal (tin or aluminum) and other items from the shingles that are getting recycled must be removed or the $43/ton waste disposal fee will be charged for the entire load.

RECOMMENDATION: Before arriving at the Marathon County Solid Waste Department Landfill, be sure all "allowable" shingles and other shingle recycling materials are separated from general waste and recyclables. At the landfill drop off area, we have dumpsters for any leftover garbage and recyclables. This area is monitored by staff and cameras. State law requires all loads be covered before transport.

OTHER OPTIONS: Other Options for Asphalt Shingle Recycling in Marathon County: Glenn Kafka Granite. Must call ahead 715-687-2423 or 715- 897-2101. Asphalt only shingles (asbestos-free). Fees apply. Will only take the shingles with tar paper and nails (no aluminum or wood). 

WHERE DO THE SHINGLES GO? 
All recyclable shingles collected at the landfill go to Pitlik & Wick Asphalt Co. of Eagle River. These shingles are ground, removing nails in the process. Ground shingles are added to hot mix asphalt for new roads and road repairs. Working with this small, regional business helps them reduce their need for expensive virgin oil and helps them to remain competitive.

WHY RECYCLE SHINGLES?
Research has found that adding five 5% ground asphalt shingles to the hot-mix for paving and repairing roads improves its performance and makes it hold up better than a hot-mix without the ground up shingles.

PROTECTING OUR ENVRIONMENT.
When we recycle shingles, we show respect for our land. Why? Because it is so much better for old shingles to become reused, instead of ending up here as waste.

CLICK HERE for our Recycling Shingles, Concrete, Pallets, Stumps and More brochure.