COLONIE, N.Y. - More loads of construction debris from downstate homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy will be hauled into the Colonie Landfill Monday.
Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan tells NEWS10 that the loads started coming in Friday after the town voted and the Department of Environmental Conservation approved the decision to receive the trash.
On Monday, four barge-loads of trash and debris will be shipped to the landfill.
Capital District Landfills, the operator of the Colonie Landfill, will receive roughly 3,000 tons of construction debris daily. The material is coming from Staten Island, Long Island, and other downstate neighbors hit by the storm which ravaged the areas nearly three weeks ago.
This decision means the town could see an additional $500,000 in revenue.
NEWS10's Christine O'Donnell is following the story and will have more on what the extra money could mean for the town coming up on NEWS10.