Printer Friendly

Missouri nears shingle recycling boost.

A resolution requiring the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to assist any applicant attempting to open a shingle recycling facility in the state has been approved by the Environmental Committee of the state House of Representatives and has been sent to the floor for a vote.

According to the resolution, the state's goal is to divert solid waste from landfills and that asphalt roofing shingle recycling provides an alternative to disposal, having been recycled and used in other states for asphalt road base, parking lots, patch repair and dust control on roads.

Because these market opportunities exist in the state, the resolution asks DNR to assist those wanting to start shingle recycling plants and to educate local governments and the citizenry on the benefits of using recycled asphalt roofing shingles, as well as to review all permit applications and facility operating needs in a "timely and expeditious manner."

Dale Behnen, whose company Peerless Landfill in Missouri is a member of the Construction Material Recycling Association, has testified on the resolution. She says it is a non-binding document, but may be a first step toward a state bill supporting these actions.
COPYRIGHT 2004 G.I.E. Media, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2004, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:C&D News
Publication:Recycling Today
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U4MO
Date:Jun 1, 2004
Previous Article:Texas County chooses Dell.
Next Article:Mixed C&D facility opens in L.A.

Related Articles
The power of cooperation.
Striving for more: C&D recyclers are learning how to market greater varieties of material.
Match making: crushing equipment providers offer increased output and mobility to better serve the market.
Deconstructing the trends: what kinds of structures and construction materials will be popular in the years to come, and what does that mean for...
CMRA survey to determine recycling rate for C&D material.
Shingle-minded purpose: research in Minnesota has focused on market development for recycled asphalt shingles.
Lead-acid batteries top the heap.
C&D recyclers honored.
Missouri City considers shingle recycling plan.
Canadian company recycles shingles for road applications.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters