Michigan Recycling Project Reduces Environmental Impact

Duro-Last Inc. is pleased to recognize Superior Services RSH Inc. for their work on a recent rooftop recycling project in Ypsilanti, Mich. The Lansing, Michigan-based commercial roofing contractor removed and recycled over 8,700 pounds of Duro-Last PVC roofing membrane, ensuring that the material found new life and remained out of the landfill.

Through Duro-Last’s Recycle Your Roof program, mechanically attached Duro-Last membrane at the end of its useful life on the rooftop can be returned to Duro-Last. This material is then repurposed into a variety of new products including resilient flooring, walkway pads, and concrete expansion joints.

For this particular project, the Bishop Elementary School in Ypsilanti had a Duro-Last roof that had outlived its warranty and the administration was ready to replace it with a new Duro-Last system. The Superior Services team was able to remove over 77,000 square feet of membrane and ultimately save the district money.

“Our company culture focuses on environmental friendliness and sustainability so we’re excited when we have the opportunity to work on a project like this,” explains Superior Services Vice President Derek Heins. “When we proposed this option to the administration and highlighted that not only would they save money in disposal fees, they could help reduce their environmental impact, they were excited to participate.”

“The Superior Services team did a phenomenal job on this project, meticulously removing the existing membrane to ensure every bit of material could be recycled,” says Duro-Last Sustainability Specialist Katie Chapman. “We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome for this project, and it’s always rewarding to see the positive environmental impact that can be made by the thoughtful efforts of contractors like Superior Services.”

Learn more about Duro-Last’s sustainability efforts and Recycle Your Roof program.  

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