Location:
Sunset Park Materials Recovery Facility 
472 2nd Avenue
29th Street Pier
Brooklyn, NY 11232

The Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy organized a tour of the Sunset Park Materials Recovery Facility which is operated by Sims Municipal Recycling (SMR). In 2013, SMR opened its state-of-the-art materials recovery facility in Brooklyn – a facility that processes the largest volume of metal, glass and plastic in North America. About 1000 tons a day! Sims also features the largest solar panel array in Brooklyn, the only industrial size wind turbine in the city, and other sustainable features like bio swales to filter storm water runoff, oyster cages and mussel ropes. This was a unique opportunity to visit the facility and gain an understanding of its operations and energy usage.