AGalsCompanies looking for a helping hand with site preparation and clean-up on re-roofing projects can do some community good while getting the job done.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver (EFry) recently launched Asphalt Gals Recycling Limited, which tackles the cleanup tasks on the job while skilled roofers stay on the roof instead of dividing their time between roofing and site maintenance.

“Companies tell us they can complete jobs in half the time,” said Shawn Bayes, executive director of EFry.

Asphalt Gals cleans up tear-off and sends it to recycling rather than a landfill, an environmentally friendly option of comparable cost that can earn sustainability points on government bids. It handles all aspects of off-roof site clean-up, managing all types of tear-off from asphalt to cedar conversions.

Asphalt Gals is a for-profit business that supports the charitable work of EFry by providing training and employment to EFry’s clients. The charity provides support services to some of society’s most vulnerable populations – women, girls and children at risk of involvement, involved in or affected by the justice system.

Bayes says understanding roofing companies’ needs and how their service can best support them has been critical in the development of Asphalt Gals’ offering, and worked with roofing leaders to gain industry knowledge, and learn how companies work as well as why they work the way they do.”

For more information on the company, visit or call 604.582.1044.