6. Sims Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility
Ever wonder where your recyclables go after you sort them? Well, 18,000 tons of residential metal, glass, plastic and paper in New York City go through the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility every month. Located on the 30th Street pier in Brooklyn, the facility is operated by Sims Metal Management, the company that processes all of the city’s recyclables collected by the Department of Sanitation.
It’s a state-of-the-art plant, both for the processing technology inside and for its architecture, which incorporates many sustainable elements. In fact, it previously won New York City’s Award for Excellence in Design. Read more about the Sims Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility here.