Asphalt Shingle Removal
This major public nuisance of 15,000 tons of asphalt shingles and miscellaneous roofing debris, stockpiled and left by a hauling company, was more than 50 feet tall, and posed environmental hazards. Kitchell removed 1,800 tons a day (loading and hauling approximately 700 trucks), carting the material to an appropriate landfill in the West Valley, diminishing the pile to crumbs within 11 days. Kitchell utilized numerous wetting methods, including a “dust boss,” to keep the dust and fiberglass from becoming airborne. It also performed ambient air monitoring with a 24-hour turn around to check for the presence of airborne asbestos (none was found). To keep dirty water from exiting the project, numerous pumps were moved throughout the property to recycle and re-use as much water as possible. Not a single drop of water entered the City of Phoenix Storm Drain. Kitchell received phone calls from EPA Region 9 and ADEQ. All were extremely happy with the project. This project exemplified a collaborative, smooth and speedy environmental clean-up that averted an enormous potential problem.
- The site was visited by Maricopa County Air Quality four times to verify compliance
- City of Phoenix Stormwater inspected once
- City of Phoenix Fire Department, Neighborhood Services, and Solid Waste Division visited numerous times