Visit the Recycling Education Center in Brooklyn

Our popular education programs are tailored to elementary, middle, and high school groups. Teachers may select from our list of tours focused on the many aspects of waste and recycling. Students will enjoy an interactive presentation learning how to recycle right, and journeying through the entire recycling process.

Timing: 45 – 60 minutes

Group size: 10-40

Cost: Free!

We tailor tours for a wide range of classes and groups with focuses on: environmental education, urban planning, architecture, anthropology, economics, engineering, product design, and more.

Are you an individual, small group, or family interested in a tour? We offer an open tour each month, as well as periodic public events. Sign up on our scheduling page below.

Typical tour length: 60-90 minutes

Group size: 10+

Recycling Education Center (REC) in New York

Visit Our Recycling Education Center in Brooklyn

Interested in seeing what actually happens to recyclables beyond the bin?

View the largest sorting system of its kind in the country from an elevated observation deck and bridge overlook. Discover the expansive system of equipment which sorts hundreds of tons of metal, glass, and plastic each day. Explore the 8,000 square foot Recycling Education Center with interactive displays, engaging activities, and informational videos. The REC includes a theater, lunch space, and outdoor patio with views of the NYC skyline. See sustainability in action with the city’s only commercial-scale wind turbine, native plants, stormwater management, and marine habitats.

The Recycling Education Center is open Monday-Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, by appointment only.

We offer a range of tour options for school groups, adult groups, and individuals through our online calendar. Due to popularity, booking 2 to 3 months ahead is recommended. Wheel-chair accessible, parking available on-site.

All tours are guided by a Sims recycling expert and include the opportunity for extensive Q&A.

Schools, Community Events, Private Tours

Contact us today to schedule a tour for your school, summer camp or community event. Typical tour length is 50 – 75 minutes.

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