NYC Building $80 M Recycling Center

The city recently broke ground on a new facility designed to collect all of the city's metal, glass, and plastic recyclables and reduce collection trucking by 260,000 miles each year.

The Sims Municipal Recycling Facility will also bring 100 new jobs to the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, when in opens in December 2011, writes Yuka Yoneda. The facility is a central component of the city's long-term sustainability goals, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg:

"This will help advance two of the biggest goals of PlaNYC: cleaning the air we breathe and shrinking our city's carbon footprint. The Sims recycling facility will also help us revive Brooklyn's working waterfront."

Full Story: NYC Breaks Ground on $80 Million Recycling Center in Brooklyn

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