Kalkreuth partnered with the Brooke County School System, Brooke High School, and the WV School Building Authority as part of a cooperative effort to make the project environmentally friendly.
“The environmental impact of being able to recycle these materials is huge,” said Rich Maltese, Project Manager at Kalkreuth. “Choosing to recycle has prevented approximately 116 dumpsters of material from further polluting a landfill. Kalkreuth believes it has a responsibility to give back to both the environment and the community, and the job at Brooke High School gave us the opportunity to do just that. Nationwide Foam Recycling made it easy for us to offer this service. Over the past four years we have partnered with NFI to recycle roofing waste in numerous states that included rigid foam insulation and membrane.”
Nationwide Foam Recycling is proud to present both Kalkreuth Roofing and Brooke High School the “Emerald Award for Sustainability”
The roof removed from the high school consisted of 260,000 sq ft of EPDM, a rubbery, single-ply roofing membrane that will be sent to companies that freeze and grind up the rubber and turn it into a variety of products, including solid parking bumpers, rubber tracks, and mulch. Additionally, over 10,000 pounds of sheet metal, roof hatches, metal decking, and coping as well as over 30,000 pounds of concrete stone cap and pavers have been sent to be recycled. Those numbers are perhaps nothing, though, in comparison to the three million pounds of roof ballast alone that will also be recycled.
Over 100 dumpsters would have been required to transport the roof ballast to the landfill. Another 10 would have been needed for the EPDM, on top of six more needed to remove the sheet metal and concrete.
Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.—consistently recognized as one of the top 10 roofing contractors in the country—serves the Eastern United States as an exterior envelope contractor and has done so since 1920. Kalkreuth’s corporate headquarters is located in Wheeling, WV. The company also has branches in Frederick, MD, Columbus, OH, and Lexington, KY.
Nationwide Foam Recycling, based in Massachusetts, utilizes seventy processing centers across the country. Nationwide Foam Recycling provides a Green Disposal Alternative for commercial re-roofing projects and has challenged the industry to meet a "Zero Re-Roofing Waste to Landfill" standard.