About Recowa

With Executive Leadership leveraging over 30 years of industrial and commercial roof preparation and cleaning experience, Recowa harnesses the power contained in EPDM and TPO-based materials to create tangible, usable, products and power sources. Recowa makes the recycling of otherwise useless scraps of industrial waste both economical and simple, thereby saving you money, and protecting our planet.

Through their sister company, RK Hydro-Vac, Inc., they already have long standing relationships with nearly 10,000 companies across the United States. Together, Recowa and their partners are committed to generating both the economic and environmental benefits available in recovering waste from roofing materials.

How commercial roof waste is disposed of makes a big difference

Choosing Recowa to remove roof waste not only means implementing environmentally, and socio-economically sustainable practices that serve commercial needs, it also signifies the important contribution to environmental safety, social innovation, and energy self-sufficiency.

People, Planet, Profits – 
That is a triple-bottom-line decision.

Recowa’s Mission
To make recycling of roofing products both easy and practical for the entire commercial roofing industry.

Recowa’s Vision
To serve as a leader and pioneer in recycling roof materials from commercial buildings.

Ensuring roofing membrane waste doesn’t go to waste

Recowa facilitates the conversion of TPO and EPDM (the two most prevelant roofing membranes used in this country), and other waste products back to their original energy form. In addition to making recycling economically feasible for the commercial roofing industry, their services provide significant benefits:

  • Decrease dependency on oil imports, and domestic drilling and mining – Modern roofing waste materials can be converted into sweet crude oil and char materials, which are essential in producing fuel and coal energy.
  • Reduce carbon dioxide emissions – Every ton of solid EPDM and TPO-based roofing materials converted into oil reduces carbon dioxide emissions by roughly the same amount.
  • Eliminate landfill deposits – Repurposing these materials keeps them out of landfills and generates an entirely new life-cycle for what was once considered trash.
  • Creates jobs – New industries mean new jobs. Converting materials that would otherwise sit in piles for thousands of years into products we can use today requires labor and innovation.