Category: Residential Building

The Solaire is one of the city’s first buildings to collect organicsin equal convenience locations. Each floor has a waste room with a trash chute and separate bins for metal, plastic, glass and paper. The rooms are serviced several times a day, with recycling and organics removedas required. See Case Study pdf.

The Grand Millennium has a bisorter and turntable system. Residents use the control panel alongside the chute door to choose MGP, trash or paper which travel through the same chute. A bisorter in the cellar, at the chute’s base, sends the trash into a vertical compactor and the recyclable streams into a six-bin turntable system. […]

Avalon Fort Greene, designed by Perkins Eastman Architectsand completed in 2010, is one of many new high-rises in downtown Brooklyn. This 41-story luxury rental building is unusual, though,in that the developer and property management company Avalonbay Communities forgoes DSNY collection, opting instead to pay a private hauler to remove waste from the 636-unit building.The building […]

To date, StuyTown is the largest housing development participatingin DSNY’s curbside organics pilot. Each building has compost bins on the ground floor, which are emptied three times a week; collecting over five tons of compost per week. Although this is a substantial amount, calculations based on average waste generation for NYC indicate that this is […]