New York City’s first state-of-the-art recycling facility, Sims Municipal Recycling Facility, opened in Sunset Park, Brooklyn yesterday. The facility will be able to process metal, glass & all plastics in one location.
According to the Mayor’s Office Press Release, this waterfront, barge-based facility has the capacity to process 1,000 tons of recyclable material everyday, marking the first time in history that there is a NYC-based facility that can process and recycle all its metal, glass, and plastic. This will also help eliminate over 150,000 annual truck trips from City streets.
Check out these photos of Sims, in which the New York Times calls the facility, “understated, well proportioned and well planned - elegant, and not just for a garbage site.”
Picture courtesy of GrowNYC