The debris left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy measured a nearly 10 million cubic yards. That is the total from New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Most of the curbside trash is gone and officials tell The Asbury Park Press reports that they are moving to a second phase of debris removal: carting piles away from temporary holding sites, picking up parks and wetlands, and demolishing severely damaged buildings.
Officials in Toms River say they’ve picked up some 40,000 tons of trash from the Ocean County community. The debris that has been cleaned up already is enough to have filled the old Giants Stadium 4 times over.