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Green Practices: Recycling

At Cardella Waste Services, we’re concerned about the sizable environmental issues we all face. As a waste management company, we feel a heightened responsibility to provide tangible solutions in our areas of expertise. We partner with many of the larger New York and New Jersey metropolitan area construction projects that are now building ‘green’ by following LEED requirements for earth-friendly buildings. Some of our projects include:4 Times Square, NYCAt 48 stories and 1.6 million sq. ft., this building was the first project of its size to adopt standards for energy efficiency, indoor ecology, sustainable materials, tracking and recycling its waste, and using responsible construction, operations, and maintenance procedures.

It is one of the most important examples of green design in the United States. One Bryant Park, NYC Currently under construction, this building is scheduled for completion in 2008 and is the first skyscraper designed to attain a Platinum LEED certification. It has been designed to be one of the most highly efficient and ecologically friendly buildings in the world. It’s a 54-story building with 2.1 million sq. ft. of space, and will be the new headquarters for Bank of America.
The Hearst Tower, NYC Located at 300 West 57th Street, NYC, this 46-story 856,000 sq. ft. office tower was the first building to receive the LEED Gold Standard in NYC. It was constructed using 80% recycled steel and has been designed to use 25% less energy than the highest energy efficiency requirements for the city of New York. It’s the world headquarters for the Hearst Corporation. The AOL Time Warner Center, NYC The AOL Time Warner Center is a 2.8 million sq. ft., 55-story twin-towered multi use complex. It houses AOL Time Warner world headquarters, the 250 room luxury Mandarin Oriental hotel, retail, entertainment, restaurants and offices, 225 luxury apartments, as well as CNN live broadcast production studios and a concert hall for the use of Jazz at Lincoln Center. This was the first major building to be completed after 9/11.
Cardella Waste Services was the exclusive hauler for this project.3 Times Square, NYC3 Times Square is the headquarters for Reuters. Built in 2001, it was the most technologically advanced building at the time and was developed with a green standard in mind. All waste was tracked and sent to our materials recovery facility for processing. We tracked all of the waste from these high performance, sustainable building projects and sent it to our materials recovery facility for processing. World Trade Center Recovery Project, NYCCiti Field (Shea Stadium), NYC The New Meadowlands Stadium, NJ Memorial Sloan Kettering, NYC Prudential Arena, NJQueens West, NYC 11 Times Square, NYC Battery Park, NYC Liberty Science Center, NJ Citigroup II, NYC300 Madison Avenue, NYC Valley Hospital, NJ To view more projects click here Promoting Green Collar Jobs Recycling provides a significant contribution to a healthier environment on several levels. It leads to fewer landfills and to improvements in air quality by keeping waste out of incinerators. Plus, the manufacture of recycled goods into finished product uses less energy to produce than did its original product, while eliminating the need to extract raw goods from the earth.


But recycling also boosts the economy with the creation of a new workforce of green collar jobs. A study by the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) of the 10 Northeast states from Delaware and north, found 206,000 people employed in the recycling and reuse industries, with $6.8 billion in annual payrolls and $44 billion in annual revenues. We’re pleased to be a part of this.