Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility Tour

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 1.5 CE Hours
Approved for 1.5 HSW/LU Hours
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

The Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility (also known as the Sims Recycling 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 metal, glass, and plastic recyclables. Sunset Park is also home to one of the city’s largest solar power installations, a 100 kW wind turbine, and three artificial reefs.

Join us in learning about the project’s award-winning sustainable design and how the facility processes more than 19,000 tons of recyclable items collected by the Department of Sanitation each month.

This tour is open to Urban Green Council members only.

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.