The U.S. has made over 400 million tons of asphalt in 2019 alone. Recycled asphalt is valued for its structural strength, resistance to temperature changes, and binding power. Most of the asphalt pavement in the US is successfully recovered yearly. As asphalt demands continue to rise, there have been an increasing number of roofing recovery sites in at least 20 states as well as more recycling and sustainable programs aimed at providing cold and hot mix asphalt and lower costs for binder manufacturing. The state of Vermont has even passed an act that requires shingle recycling.