From : http://www.wastedive.com/news/3-ways-to-boost-the-circular-economy-in-nycs-construction-industry/445010/
June 15, 2017
New York’s “zero waste” goals have attracted plenty of attention for their effect on organics diversion, commercial waste franchising, e-waste collection and just about everything else in between. The waste and recycling volumes coming from the city’s building boom are equal if not greater to all of that material, but often receive less attention.
The New York Building Congress estimates that the city saw $42.4 billion in construction spending last year and ongoing work is evident across all five boroughs. In such a dense area this often means that for every building going up, at least one is coming down and there is a constant need to whisk away the resulting construction and demolition (C&D) debris. More than 1,000 haulers are registered to provide that service in some capacity and the latest state data shows as many as 50 facilities are permitted to accept material within the five boroughs.