Polo Grounds Towers – Pneumatic Collection of Municipal Solid Waste
New York, NY
Building Use: Infrastructure
Owner/Developer: New York City Housing Authority
Completion Date: 2024
The New York City Housing Authority awarded Navillus with the contract to design and install a pneumatic waste system to remove the trash from the four residential buildings to a new Central Terminal Building (CTB) to be built on-site. We will be connecting the existing vertical trash chutes within each building to a 22” diameter pipe which will transport the waste across the site to the CTB. At the terminal, the waste will be mechanically compacted into DSNY containers and transported off-site. There will be the ability to segregate recycling waste separately in custom-built waste rooms within each building and transport this material at different times of the day. The new building will be a cast-in-place concrete building and will include a green roof.