Shingles (Asphalt) Special Instructions Shingles and asphalt are considered construction and demolition (C&D) waste. For complete information about disposal of the full range of construction materials, visit the City’s Construction & Demolition page. 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. 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.