151 Anthony St., Brooklyn, NY 11222

Greenpoint

"waste transfer station"

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City Recycling also runs a sister business, Citywide Demolition & Rubbish Removal Inc.  Together the two businesses employ 65 people.

Contact Info

Facility Contact: Mae Mechkati
Phone: 718-599-6573
Email: mmechkati@excite.com
NYSDEC Registration #: 24W26
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City Recycling handles mixed demolition and construction debris.  According to their Annual Report, in 2006 they illegally exceeded their permitted daily throughput of 1,500 tons per day by an average of almost 600 tons per day.

In 2006 Milton Rocano, a City Recycling employee, was crushed to death by a load of debris while working in the back of an open-top tractor-trailer that was being loaded for export.[1]   His body was discovered two days later at a landfill in Melville, NY.

Transfer or Disposal Destination, 2006[2]

In 2006 City Recycling handled 654,885 tons of material; this sum represents 5.3% of all waste exported through transfer stations in New York City.

Material

Amount (tons)

Facility Name

Location

construction and demolition debris

2,117,524?

110 Sand Company

Nassau, NY

construction and demolition debris

37,694

Coastal Dest Ohio?

Lordstown, OH

rock and dirt

15,966

South Shore?

Nassau, NY

metals

17,333

Benson?

Brooklyn, NY

metals

13,933

Sixth St.?

Brooklyn, NY

wood

205,172?

Waste Management

Brooklyn, NY

wood

2,800

ERS?

Paylor, PA?

  1. New York Times.  4/27/06.  "The Death of Milton Rocano, Unseen, Unnoticed and Horrible"
  2. City Recycling "Facility Annual Report, 2006". Filed with NYSDEC.  Numbers may not add up because of differences in the way tonnages are accounted for, e.g. scale weight vs. truck count, or because the records are incomplete.

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