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Recycled shingles used in St. Louis County road.

CMRA member Peerless Landfill has supplied recycled shingles used as part of the asphalt pavement for a two-mile section of Lindbergh Boulevard, a state road in southern St. Louis County; Mo. It is the first state road in Missouri to be paved from such a material.

Pace Construction did the paving.

In an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dale Behnen, co-owner of Peerless Landfill, recounted the company's seven-year struggle to convince others, including state transportation officials and paving contractors of the viability of using the shingles in the highway environment.

But eventually the argument about saving landfill space and resources won out.

According to Roger Brown, vice president of Pace Construction, "It's only a matter of time before this becomes the norm. We saved 10 to 15 percent on costs by using the recycled shingles, and that means companies competing with us will probably have to start doing the same thing."
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Title Annotation:Peerless Landfill
Publication:Construction & Demolition Recycling
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 2005
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