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Date: Fri May 16 1997 - 04:50:00 EDT

Date: Fri, 16 May 97 09:50 WET DST
Subject: Re: Asphalt/fiberglass shingles recycling (James Dixon)

May 16, 1997

Dear James Dixon,

I haven t heard much about asphalt shingles being recycled into roadbase as much as I have heard of asphalt recycled into shingles. I have only once heard of asphalt/fiberglass mixtures being recycled into roadbase, though, apart from the problems associated with fiberglass recycling (why would you want to do it???), it might exist in other places.

Let me simply offer some leads to firms and a trade association which might know about this:

Eastern Industries, Pennsylvania had a joing project/experiment with Georgia-Pacific Co which took factory tabs left over from asphalt shingle production, and fiberglass tabs with limestone filler, which they did make into road base. Emphasis here is that this is preconsumer recycling.
Eastern Industries later workeed with Reclaim, Inc. to use discarded roofing shingles to make a useable asphalt product but I don t thing that that included fiberglass.

Another company that might know about this, simply because they ve been in the paving and recycling businesses for a long time is Commercial Recycling Systems, 2 Gibson Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074. The product that I know that they produce includes asphalt shingles and crushed stone.

Lastly, the Trade Assn. mostly likely to be knowledgeable is the Asphalt Recycling Reclaiming Assn. , 3 Church Circle, Suite 250, Annapolis, MD 21401.

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