A more sustainable shingle using recycled shingle content1

Learn about asphalt shingle recycling and the RoofCycle™ Process

The GAF RoofCycle™ Process is a breakthrough, patented recycling process that diverts shingle waste from landfills and reuses it in the manufacture of new GAF shingles. Timberline HDZ® RoofCycle™ Series Shingles1 contain approximately 7% recycled content without sacrificing any of the quality you demand from a GAF shingle.

¹ Timberline HDZ® RoofCycle Series shingles identify the percentage of recycled shingle content in the product near the color and barcode on the wrapper and are only available in limited quantities/areas at this time. Products without this information do not contain recycled shingle content.

Will help divert shingle waste away from landfills
More than 13 million tons of shingle waste is generated each year and much of it ends up in landfills. The RoofCycle™ Process will help divert some of that waste for use in shingle manufacturing.

Shingles containing recycled material
GAF plans to use about 90% of the shingle waste that it collects to manufacture new shingles.

Same great Timberline® quality you expect
Timberline HDZ® RoofCycle Series Shingles1 contain about 7% recycled content and will provide the same quality and performance you expect from a GAF roof.

Here’s how the RoofCycle™ Process works:

SHINGLE TEAR OFF
Shingle removal, sorting and transport of clean tear off (post-consumer waste)

TRANSFER STATION
Receive PCW to be collected and transported to GAF processing center

SHINGLE PROCESSING
PCW converted and processed into briquettes and granules

SHINGLE MANUFACTURING
PCW briquettes and granules are incorporated into the manufacturing process

NEW SHINGLES INSTALLED
Installation of new GAF shingles with recycled content

Track our progress!

GAF is committing more than $100 million to bring the RoofCycle™ Process to commercial scale. As it becomes more widely available2, contractors will play a vital role by routing shingle tear off into the cycle and offering homeowners a more sustainable roofing shingle. Sign up for alerts on the RoofCycle™ Process and be the first to know when shingles containing recycled content are available in your area.

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