[WATCH] Here's Exactly What Happens to Your Recycling After It's Collected in New York City

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 informative video from our friends at Now This, see the process behind recycling in New York City.

We followed the recycling process from the bins to the plant to understand where our recycling actually goes – here's what happens to your recycling.

via Now This

Sims Municipal Recycling
Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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