Shingles Find Alternate Destiny

Sat June 19, 2004 - Midwest Edition

Recycling and Processing Equipment Inc., a contract shingle processing company, rolled into Cleveland fresh from a job in Maryland.

Jerry Lambert, of Recycling and Processing Equipment, who resides in Indiana, travels the northeast and midwest grinding asphalt roof shingles.

In Cleveland, Lambert and the company are working with a local construction firm grinding plant-rejected roofing shingles from a local manufacturer. They estimate they will grind 2,500 to 3,000 tons per week.

Recycling and Processing Equipment uses a Bandit model 3680 Beast recycler for the job.

The shingles, ground in a one-pass operation, will be mixed with recycled asphalt diverting the shingles that would otherwise be destined for a landfill.