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Alves Inc.

Contact: Vera Alves
Work 4200 West End Road Arcata CA 95521 Work Phone: 707-825-4725 Website: Alves Inc.
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Biographical Info


Alves is an integrated business that includes roofing installation on buildings (composite, metal, tar roof) both commercial and residential and paving of roads and parking lots.  After re-roofing, Alves sorts the old roofing materials and recycles the materials into usable products:  road base (with cement, brick, and asphalt), metals, and fire wood.  Alves has a Construction and Demolition permit.  They have a paving service that uses their road base product for paving private roads and parking lots.

Highlights: road base (recycled content); roofing (residential and commercial); asphalt paving service; scrap wood/firewood; recycle-image-2construction & demolition drop-off (by arrangement).

Manufacturer of

Road base:  for use on private roads, driveways, parking lots, and trails.

Benefits of Product

  • Alves road base displaces quarried gravel lowering the impact on local rivers.
  • Composite shingles are ground up into RAS (recycled asphalt shingles), mixed with construction and demolition materials – discarded cement, brick, and asphalt, – and then used as a road base under their asphalt paving.
  • It compacts very well and meets compaction requirements.

Manufacturing Process:

Starting at the job site, tear –off roofing is dropped into roll-off trucks and routed to Alves facility.  Other C&D (Construction and Demotion) materials are dropped off.  All materials are weighed and source separated into the prospective bins: metal, steel, wood, non-recyclables, and the materials that go into the recycled content road base.  The remaining asphalt shingles are ground up into RAS (recycled asphalt shingles) and mixed in with ground materials that have been generated from their demolition jobs, other C&D sites, and concrete, asphalt, brick products from the public drop off.

Metals are recycled through local metal recycling businesses.  Wood is available as fire wood free to the public.

Production:  Materials Used

  • Roofing shingles
  • Cement, bricks, gravel, asphalt, (can be dropped off for free at facility)

Manufacturing Present: (product list)

  • Recycled content road base
  • Firewood

Business Services (for other companies)

  • Contact Alves for drop-off of construction and demolition waste

Other skills, specializations (both in use and abilities),

  • Roofing
  • A permitted Construction and Demolition processor (sort for recyclables)
  • Grinding
  • Paving services
Categories: Construction Materials, Recycled/Reused Content