October 9, 2015

The Port of Cleveland has sold its first load of Cuyahoga River sediment to a construction company. Great Lakes Construction Co. purchased 6,890 cubic yards (the equivalent of 300 dump-truck loads) of sediment from the port and its partner, the Kurtz Bros. Inc. landscaping company. The material will be used by the Ohio Department of Transportation in the Lakeland Boulevard/I-90 Replacement Project in Euclid.

This sale represents a big step forward in the port’s overarching plan to creatively and efficiently manage river sediment, according to the Port’s president and CEO, William Friedman, who says it allows the port to ‘’turn sediment from waste into a useful product while also reducing public expense and advancing green, sustainable practices.”