Shingles (Asphalt) Special Instructions All types of shingles – asphalt, adobe, shake, etc. – 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, though they require a special facility for processing. Locate the nearest shingle recycling facility. Do Not Remove Nails Shingle recyclers accept material with nails in it, 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 Recycled asphalt shingles are turned into road material for public roads, private driveways and parking lots.