Shingles (Asphalt) Alternative ways to recycle Curbside Trash Find a Shingle Recycler Asphalt shingles are easily recycled, and new facilities are opening up to meet this growing demand. Locate the nearest shingles recycling facility. Do Not Remove Nails Shingles recyclers accept roofs with nails in them, so do not remove the nails. The recycling operators use a powerful magnet to separate nails from the asphalt. Alternative Ways to Recycle Ask Your Contractor If They Recycle Before hiring a contractor to work on your roof, see if they have services in place to recycle the asphalt shingles for you. Did You Know? You’re Driving on Recycled Shingles Roof shingles are easy to recycle into asphalt roads because they’re made without materials that would comprise their recyclability.