Here's How New York City's Garbage is Recycled at the Nation's Largest Recycling Facility

Each day, the 11-acre Sims Municipal Recycling in Sunset Park processes over 450 tons of recycled materials through an amazing automated process involving air jets and conveyor belts. In this video from our friends at Insider, see how the advanced tech works to keep New York City streets clean.

The Sims Municipal Recycling Facility in Brooklyn is the largest recycling facility in the country. In just one day, the facility sees about 800 tons of recyclable materials. That's the equivalent of nearly 100 elephants. Because of the amount of materials the center is able to process, it's helped remove more than 200,000 garbage trucks from NYC's streets.

via Insider

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