Rock-Bottom Recycling Rate
Gerald Antonacci is also listed as the CEO of Crown Container Transfer Station, a facility that handles waste from construction and demolition projects and reports one of the lowest recycling rates in the city. Crown’s transfer station reports only a 6-8% recycling rate. In 2015, the facility reported recycling only 1,857 tons of waste, while 33,854 tons were trucked to landfills in Long Island, Kentucky, and Ohio (a recycling rate of 6%).
In contrast, DSNY data show that the 2015 recycling rate for these types of transfer stations in New York City was 47%, and the construction and demolition waste industry on the whole claims to recycle about 70% of this waste stream,
Antonacci sold the transfer station property for $2.4 million in 2016, but is still registered as the CEO with the NYS Department of State.