Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Finding Wasteland

Crain's also mentions the efforts of the Durst Organization to "consider other locations for a commercial waste-transfer station proposed for West 59th Street at the Hudson River." This is all quite understandable, given the real estate firms holdings in the immediate area, but it begs the overall waste reduction issue that we have been stressing.

What we do know with some degree of confidence, and former sanitation commissioner and Durst consultant Sexton has a clear picture of this, is that the extensive deployment of food waste disposers, particularly in restaurant-rich Manhattan, will so dramatically reduce commercial waste that it is probable that an additional commercial transfer station would not be necessary. That is what all concerned should be looking closely at as the SWMP is being considered.