The NYC Clean Soil Bank recycles clean native soil from deep excavations at construction sites to other NYC construction sites, both public and private, that need it. The soil is free except for the cost of trucking it between sites. In five years, the Clean Soil Bank has exchanged 500,000 tons of clean native soil.
Retaining clean soil in the city rather than disposing it beyond the city brings many environmental and financial benefits including:
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A potential generating site must show that its soil meets the lower of NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's Part 375-6.8(b) Residential and Protection of Groundwater soil standards.
Receiving sites include public construction projects, projects that advance social equity goals, and projects that remediate contaminated land and reduce exposure to pollutants in surface soil.
Parties interested in participating in the NYC Clean Soil Bank should fill out a soil availability (export) or soil request (import) form below and provide information about your project and schedule. Send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.