Part of the Klaus Larsen LLC mission is to leave the world a better place, which is something we take to heart. We feel it is important that we work to improve our habitat the best way we know how, through the industry that we know best. Our sustainability efforts begin in the office, where we make sure that paper, plastic and cardboard are separated from trash. Very little garbage is actually garbage, so we ensure that a minimal amount of waste makes it to the bin. We then utilize the single stream style recycling at our local transfer station, on a weekly basis.
A substantial part of roofing involves the disposal of old materials, after they’re torn off. This includes dumpsters full of shingles, nails, plywood and underlayment materials. At Klaus Larsen LLC, we want to make the “everything goes” dumpster haul a thing of the past. One of our goals of 2016 is to incorporate recycled freight containers as designated, compartmentalized waste depositories.
These containers will turn the recycling of our material waste into a completely streamlined process. Asphalt shingles can be repurposed as roads, so instead of just throwing away your old roof, you can ride your bike on it! We’ve been working very closely with our primary materials provider, Owens Corning, on this.