Sims Municipal Recycling Center Tour

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 1.0 CE Hour
Approved for 1.0 CE Hour (HSW)
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

The Sims Municipal Recycling Center (also known as the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility) is an essential component of New York City’s sustainable waste management strategy. Opened in 2013 to ensure environmentally sound and cost-effective municipal recycling, this site serves as the principal processing facility for all of NYC’s curbside recyclables, processing more than 200,000 tons of plastic, glass, and metal each year. Sims is also home to a 600 kW photovoltaic installation, three artificial reefs, and storm water retention bioswales, ponds, and more.

See the facility's many sustainable features up close on our members-only tour. Capacity is limited—register now to reserve your spot!

This event was coordinated by our Emerging Professionals Committee, a dedicated group of young professionals who work to create a network of leaders in the field of sustainability.

Eadaoin Quinn
Education Coordinator, Sims Municipal Recycling

Eadaoin is an environmental educator focused on promoting waste reduction. At Sims Municipal Recycling, she has brought the Recyclarium, a mobile recycling education lab, to events and schools throughout the city reaching nearly 15,000 visitors. Eadaoin leads Sims’ educational outreach at the new state-of-the-art recycling facility and education center in Brooklyn.