Waste Management in New York City. a brief and incomplete introduction. Urban metabolism. p rovisioning New York City: 2008 statistics (such as they are). Over 250,000 deliveries per day Almost 38,000 delivery trucks per day
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abrief and incomplete introduction
Source: United States Department of Transportation, “Integrative Freight Demand Management In The New York City Metropolitan Area”, September 30, 2010
Source: U.S. Commodity Flow Survey
400,000 tons of paper recyclables collected annually.
250,000 tons of metal, glass, & plastic recyclables collected annually.
Visy Paper Mill
The Visy plant on Staten Island receives 160,000 tons of paper per year, over 40% of the paper collected for recycling.
Remaining 60% sold to paper processors who separate the paper into various grades.
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Proposed Marine Transfer Station in ManhattanWaterborne Network for Recycling
Program includes 34 of the City’s 59 Districts.
Leaves are taken to the Department’s composting sites
Finished compost used for landscaping and gardening on Rikers Island
Electronics make up only 0.9% of NYC’s waste stream
…that’s 33,939.8 tons or 67,899,600 pounds a year
Other options only involve siting because they process organics as a mass, without separate sorting