Thousands of tons of discarded materials pass through New York City buildings, across sidewalks and into collection trucks, day and night. The best practices listed below describe how efficient transfer of these materials can be incorporated into land use planning, street design and community development. While many of the strategies are not applicable to architects designing a single building, they are applicable for many of the larger developments currently going up around the city. These strategies may encourage developers to look across their portfolio of properties and propose new solutions as an amenity to residents and staff. Building managers and business improvement districts (BIDs) can use them to develop new arrangements that support their neighborhoods.