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Niagara Waste Systems – Used Roofing Shingles Buried in Landfill – Study

13/10/2011

Word has been received from Walker Industries.  I sent an email in order to determine what happens to one waste product, namely used roofing shingles: recycled or not? The answer is no.

Used Roofing Shingles are BURIED in Niagara's Landfill

The roofers were absolutely correct.  Now the brain must try to absorb the exponential amount of just used roofing shingles that must exist, buried, like a deep dark secret.

As we continue desiring green energy, renewable, clean tech and all those other goodies that make our eyes sparkle, our consciences feel better, are we forgetting the immense and exponentially grown and continuously growing pile of  just one waster product that does not bio-degrade?

There is a much deeper story here and it is one I intend to get to the bottom of, literally.

Technology and desire exists.  In the next posts, I hope to start figuring out the barriers.

Here is the communication (in reverse order, most recent to first):

Good morning,

At the drop-off, all shingles are dumped directly into a roll off bin
and then sent to Niagara Waste Systems for landfill disposal.

Taylor

—–Original Message—–
//////////////////////////////////
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 11:51 AM
To: Taylor Webb
Subject: RE: Walker Ask Us a Question Form

Thank you for your response, Mr. Webb.

I believe I have to rephrase the question.

What does your facility do with the used shingles (policy, procedure,
environmental procedure?) after they have been
dumped off by residents and commercial/contractors?

I hope this is clearer.

I thank you in advance for your knowledgeable reply.

Sincerely,

Niagara Falls Resident

> Good afternoon,
>
> We accept shingles at a rate of $66.50/metric tonne for both residents
> and contractors. You will be weighed on the inbound and outbound
scale
> and your disposal fee will be based on your weight. We have a $10
> minimum charge.
>
> Our facility is open 8am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday.
>
> If you have any other questions, feel free to call me at 905-680-3059.
>
> Thanks and have a great day!
>
> Taylor
>
>
>
> —–Original Message—–
////////////////////////////////////////////
> Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 10:02 AM
> To: contact weg
> Subject: Walker Ask Us a Question Form
>
>
> On Oct-12-2011 (10:01:46 AM), the following individual filled out the
> Ask Us a Question form:
>
> First Name: x
> Last Name: xxxxxxxxxxx
> Phone: xxxxxxxxxxx
> Fax:
> Email Address: ///////////
>
> Hello! I am a home-owner in Niagara Falls (Montrose Road). I was
> wondering if you could please tell me your policy and procedures for
> used shingle (roofing) disposal when dropped off both by residential
and
> commercial/industrial?
>
> Thank you for your assistance.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Niagara Falls Resident

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