There are many benefits of the NYC Clean Soil Bank. Because we pair projects in close proximity, the CSB is the most environmentally protective approach to soil recycling. This is because transport distances are kept to a minimum and fossil fuel consumption from trucking is reduced by about 70% compared to traditional soil recycling or disposal methods. In the first three years of operation, the CSB has lowered truck transportation by over 1,600,000 miles and reduced diesel fuel consumption by 400,000 gallons. By lowering fuel consumption, we have also reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 2,300 tons and lowered many other types of truck exhaust pollution emissions. Direct exchange between construction projects also eliminates use of soil processing facilities and lowers the burden these facilities pose in environmental justice communities in our city.