Shingles

How can Kent County Department of Public Works help?

Explore the waste stream options below for how you can reuse, recycle, compost, or dispose of the item you are trying to get rid of through a KCDPW facility or service.

Donate or Reuse
Compost
Recycling
Special Collection Recycling
Proper Disposal
Trash

If you have leftover new shingles consider donating or repurposing them! Facebook Marketplace, Freecycle, Craigslist, or your local BuyNothing Project group are all great places to give away items.

Check out some of the Community Disposal Outlets below for any places that accept this material for reuse or recycling.

Shingles are NOT compostable.

Shingles of any type SHOULD NEVER go in your curbside recycling cart or in our recycling drop-off stations.

Due to their heavy and bulky nature, these items can potentially cause harm by landing on a staff member’s hand while sorting or damage/jam up sorting machines preventing recyclables from getting recycled at all.

Metal shingles and other scrap metal items can be recycled through special collection only. We offer two FREE scrap metal recycling drop-offs at two of Kent County Department of Public Work’s facilities:

The links above can provide the location address and hours of service.

There are currently limited opportunities for asphalt shingle recycling in Michigan. When recycled, asphalt shingles can be used in road paving projects. Petroleum and aggregate can be recaptured during the recycling process, reducing the need for new materials. The Michigan Department of Transportation has specifications on use of recycled asphalt shingles in their pavements.

Check out some of the Community Disposal Outlets below for any places that accept these items for reuse or recycling.

Shingles are not considered hazardous waste.

Keeping shingles out of the landfill, when possible, and into reuse or at least recycling ensures we give those valuable resources a second chance at life and use!

However, if you cannot recycle or repurpose this type of material, this type of waste is accepted in your trash or can be landfilled at two of Kent County Department of Public Work’s facilities for a fee:

The links above can provide the location address, hours of service, and disposal.

Community Resources

Below you will find businesses and community outlets that may accept this item/material.