What We Recycle

plastic bottle recycling

Get information on what items are recycled at the the Sims municipal recycling facility in New York including:

  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Rigid Plastic
  • Cartons
  • Paper
  • Cardboard


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New Video! Mashable visited our Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility to find out what happens after NYC resident’s blue bins are collected.

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View the NYCEDC website for a historical description of the Sunset Park recycling center in Brooklyn.

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View our Video Playlist

Over the years, many videos have been filmed at our municipal recycling facility.  These videos reveal the intriguing process of how household recyclables are reclaimed.  Landfill disposal is avoided and recovered material is used to make next generation products.

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Selldorf Architects

Selldorf Architects designed the Sunset Park recycling center. Visit their website for more information about the recycling center design.

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Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility (MRF) Wind Turbine

Sims Municipal Recycling (SMR) commissioned New York City’s first commercial-scale wind turbine to generate electricity for the Sunset Park MRF, which is the central processing plant for all of New York City’s curbside recyclables. The 100kW wind turbine is located on the 30th Street Pier in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and takes advantage of the waterfront’s naturally windy location.

Sunset Park MRF

Key facts about Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Brooklyn

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Wind Turbine Fact Sheet

Fun facts about NYC’s first commercial-scale wind turbine

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Press Release Wind Turbine

A look back at the unveiling of the wind turbine

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