In the past shingles went straight to the landfill, But now that is not the case. Shingle waste can now be recycled all across the world. After your roofer removes your old shingles, they can send the debris to be repurposed into other products, including recycled asphalt used to make and repair roads. According to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, recycled roofing shingles may actually improve the quality of a road. Old shingles may also be used to generate power.