New York City Department of Sanitation Trucks Drop Off Recyclables
Students get to see New York City Department of Sanitation trucks drop off recyclables onto the tipping floor, where the recyclables are gathered in large piles.
Mock New York City Department of Sanitation Truck
Children turn the panels on the back of the mock New York City Department of Sanitation truck to learn about what and how to recycle in New York City.
Visitors on the Observation Platform
Visitors watch recyclables pass over the disc screens, under the magnets and through the ballistic separators from the observation platform.
An Overview of the Recycling Operation
Visitors watch the recycling operation from the overlook in the processing building.
Question Booklets Encourage Student Participation
High school students increase their knowledge of recycling by using questions booklets.
Students Learn About Sorting in the Lunch Lab
Students eat lunch in the Lunch Lab, where they will carefully sort their recyclables, food scraps and waste after eating.
Touring the Facility
Business Development and Marketing Manager Maite Quinn tours the facility with New York City Council Member Antonio Reynoso.
The Overlook in the Processing Building
Production Manager Piotr Kozak describes the recycling process to visitors from the overlook in the processing building.
Five Interactive Displays Provide Useful Information
Students work through five interactive displays in the Recycling Education Center. The scales, conveyor belts, magnets and air jets help the children understand principles used in the recycling sortation process.
A Bridge Connects the Education Center to the MRF
A short bridge connects the Recycling Education Center to the Material Recovery Facility next door.
A Recycling Jobs Wheel Showcases Industry Career Paths
Members of a local Green Team spin the Recycling Jobs wheel to find out about the various career paths in the recycling field.
The Recycling Theater Shows Educational Videos
A first grade class watches an educational video in the Recycling Theater.
A Front-end Loader Pushes Recyclables
A class watches a front-end loader push recyclables onto a conveyor belt feeding into a shredder.