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."