Recowa Roof Waste Removal Truck

Waste Removal Solutions


TPO and EPDM are the two most prevalent roofing membranes for new construction and re-roofing in the United States.

Each year, an estimated 185,000 tons of EPDM is currently land-filled and available for recycling, and in 10 years, 250,000 tons of TPO are expected to be land-filled annually.

These materials take thousands, and in many cases, tens of thousands of years to degrade.

Recowa Roof Waste Membrane

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Recowa facilitates the conversion of these and other waste products back to their original energy form. In addition to making recycling economically feasible for the commercial roofing industry, our services provide significant benefits:

Decrease dependency on oil imports, and domestic drilling and mining – Modern roofing waste materials can be converted into sweet crude oil and char materials, which are essential in producing fuel and coal energy.

Reduce carbon dioxide emissions – Every ton of solid EPDM and TPO-based roofing materials converted into oil reduces carbon dioxide emissions by roughly the same amount.

Eliminate landfill deposits – Repurposing these materials keeps them out of landfills and generates an entirely new life-cycle for what was once considered trash.

Creates jobs – New industries mean new jobs. Converting materials that would otherwise sit in piles for thousands of years into products we can use today requires labor and innovation.

By choosing Recowa, you are implementing environmentally, and socio-economically sustainable practices that not only serve your commercial needs, but contribute to environmental safety, social innovation, and energy self-sufficiency – People, Planet, Profits – That is a triple-bottom-line decision.

Recycled Materials Provisioning

Waste Removal Services

We remove the relevant waste from your site.

Recowa recycles and repurposes the fundamental materials found in a majority of industrial and commercial roofs, most commonly Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) and Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM).

Recowa enables roofing companies to dispose of their roofing materials at the same, and sometimes lower, cost than traditional methods, and brings the added value of “doing the right thing” for people and planet.

Liquid Pouring

Through a series of decomposition processes – some simple, others complex, hundreds of thousands of tons of industrial waste can be recycled each year and be used to for any number of rubber products such as playground flooring, mats, tires, mud flaps, as well as sweet crude oil – a highly sought form of oil that helps process gasoline, kerosene and diesel.

If you are interested in either the raw waste materials pre-processing, or the post-production goods such as rubber pellets, powder, char materials, or sweet crude oil, please contact us.

Recowa Roof Waste Removal Container

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