Construction Permit Granted for Manhattan Waste Station

Monday, July 23, 2012

Trash can at subway station. ((photo by Stephen Nessen/WNYC))

Manhattan will soon be handling it's share of trash in a new waste transfer station to be built in the borough.

New York City officials say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued the final regulatory approval to build a waste transfer station in Manhattan.

Deputy Mayor for Operations Cas Holloway said Sunday the station will help double the city's recycling rate, and ensures all five boroughs bear responsibility for handling waste. He hopes to break ground this year and finish by 2015.

Right now, there are waste transfer stations in every borough but Manhattan. The facility will be located on East 91st Street, along the East River. A nearby station closed in 1999. Opponents say it plagued them with odors, vermin and pollutants.The city generates about 50,000 tons of waste and recyclables daily. City officials plan to rely more on trains and barges to ship what they handle.


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Thanks for the info on the construction Permit Granted for Manhattan Waste Station.

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Nov. 27 2012 05:26 AM
B Rosenfeld

You have repeatedly given false information all morning on this subject. You say all the boroughs have transfer stations. There is NO other transfer station located in a residential neighborhood. All of them are separated by barren or industrial space from any residential space. The 91st St. transfer station will be directly located in a childrens playground, a senior center and next to residential housing. There is no objection to locating the transfer station in a NON residential space in Manhattan.

Jul. 23 2012 12:21 PM

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