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WNYC Looks at Ways to Handle Sandy Debris

(January 15, 2013) WNYC reports that "the destruction from Sandy is expected to leave more than 12 million cubic yards of debris in New York state and New Jersey. The vast majority of it will be taken to landfills." WNYC's reporter, Alec Hamilton, spoke with demolition crews and C&D reuse experts about the clean up from Hurricane Sandy. Listen to the report, including interviews with Justin Green (Build It Green!NYC) and Angie Green (The Green Project in New Orleans).

Hamilton notes that "of the 4.3 million cubic yards picked up in New York State so far, less than 3% has been diverted. The rest is considered construction and demolition, or C&D material." Listen here:

Read the full article here: http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2013/jan/15/sandy-debris-accumulates-some-question-how-best-handle-it/

Photo Credit: At Jacob Riis Park on the Rockaway Peninsula, a crane sorts some of the 12 million cubic yards of debris generated by Sandy. (Alec Hamilton/WNYC)

The greenhouse gas emissions prevented by our diversion efforts is equivalent to saving 360,000 gallons of gasoline!

Our Big Gives Back program has given away $300,000 worth of materials benefiting NYC's community and environment.

Our Food Scrap Drop-off program serviced 1000 households per week in 2015!

Our Big Blooms program has given away 5,345 pieces of retired lumber to build 2,226 garden beds in over 1,269 community and school gardens.

We processed 765,477 pounds of food scraps and accepted 237,554 pounds of wood chips and leaf matter in 2015! That's over 1 million pounds of organic material diverted from landfills!