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Tour: Sims Municipal Recycling

  • SIMs Municipal Recycling 472 2nd Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11232 United States (map)

Cost: Free

Note: Entrance located at the end of 29th Street, by the wind turbine. Call 347-585-2291 with any questions

The Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility (MRF) is the principal processing center for all of NYC's metal, glass, and plastic recyclables. If you live in the five boroughs and recycle, the odds are your discards come to be processed here before being shipped out as raw material for re-manufacturing. Located on an 11-acre waterfront pier in Sunset Park, the facility has received praise and awards for its design, by Selldorf Architects.

The facility's Education Center includes interactive exhibits and a viewing platform that allows visitors to see the recycling process in action. Spend time on the spacious patio to see the lush bioswales and stunning view of the Manhattan skyline. With more than $25,000,000 in sorting equipment and featuring NYC's first commercial-scale wind turbine, this site boasts the most modern and sophisticated recycling facility in the US.