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Piles of discarded shingles wait to be transformed into asphalt at the Roofs to Roads New Mexico sorting and collection lot in Carlsbad. (Tyler Green – Daily Press)
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County mulls company’s new asphalt product made from recycled shingles

By TYLER GREEN
Daily Press Staff Writer

Eddy County will be applying for a grant on behalf of a private-sector company in an attempt to minimize the amount of asphalt roofing material entering the landfill.

The company, Roofs to Roads New Mexico, requested the county apply for a grant from the New Mexico Environment Department/Solid Waste Division that would allow the county to test the company’s new asphalt product for suitable use in county and city paving projects.

The company claims its asphalt product, created from recycled roof shingles, is a superior binding and compacting asphalt. In addition, their asphalt mix design meets all New Mexico Department of Transportation specifications as a product to put on roadways.

The company explained the county would benefit from using its asphalt product by diverting thousands of tons of asphalt roofing materials away from Sandpoint landfill, lowering costs of asphalt over time, creating new jobs and industry, improving pavement lifecycle costs, reducing tax payer costs, reducing transportation costs and reducing emissions and carbon footprint. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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