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Photos: Where Staten Island's Compost & Trash Gets Transformed


The interior of DSNY's Staten Island transfer station.</br>


Collected trash being dropped off at the DSNY Staten Island transfer station.</br>




Bags of compostables waiting to be separated into piles of reusable and waste products.</br>





The DSNY's Tiger machine, which runs shredded bags of compost through a turbine, blowing light plastic waste away from heavier organic material.</br>


Plastic bag waste after its trip through the DSNY's Tiger machine.</br>


Plastic bag waste after its trip through the DSNY's Tiger machine.</br>


Train cars filled with 18-20 tons of compacted trash leave the Staten Island collection facility each day.</br>


Collected compostable waste.</br>



Collected compostable waste.</br>


A 10-foot windrow of compost at DSNY's Staten Island compost facility</br>


Collected compostable waste.</br>


Collected compostable waste.</br>


A DSNY machine aerates and tills windrows of reusable compost on Staten Island.</br>