Casey Debris: Where Does It All Go?

Concrete and rebar remains from the razing of the Casey Overpass, Monday, June 29, 2015.

Chris Helms

Concrete and rebar remains from the razing of the Casey Overpass, Monday, June 29, 2015.

The 5-year-old child of a Jamaica Plain News reader, seeing the mountains of debris being made as the Casey Overpass is torn down, asked “Where does it all go?” We found out.

According to the Department of Transportation, the materials are being trucked to several different facilities.

Ferrous and non-ferrous materials:

  • Prolerized New England Co. of Everett

Asphalt, granite, brick and concrete:

  • Benevento Companies and Concrete, Wilmington
  • Galloway, Plaistow, N.H.
  • J.R. Vinagro Corp., Johnston, R.I.

Wood and debris:

  • Charles George Companies Inc., Londonderry, N.H.
  • Environmental Resources Return Corp., Epping, N.H.
  • Bio Fuels Inc., Lewiston, Maine

Jamaica Plain has seen major demolition like this before. Back when the elevated Orange Line was torn down, much of that material wound up being shipped to Japan for reuse in a bridge there. Resident Tim Wright made a documentary about the whole thing, called “Conservation of Matter.”

Conservation of Matter: The Fall and Rise of Boston's Elevated Subway from Tim K Wright on Vimeo.

See all our Casey Overpass/Casey Arborway coverage here.

  • Wendy

    Casey night work has not ceased, we are just getting a short reprieve. It is scheduled to start again on July 19 and this phase won’t end until August 21. This time the work is in the Forest Hills T and South/Washington area.