See What's It Like to Go Through A Recyclable Sorting Machine

David Bodamer, Executive Director, Content & User Engagement

February 24, 2014

1 Min Read
See What's It Like to Go Through A Recyclable Sorting Machine

Business Insider put a GoPro camera into a recyclable sorting machine at the new Sims Municipal Recycling Facility in Sunset Park, Queens. The result is a short, entertaining video of the camera being tossed around and passed through varying stages of the process. 

As we reported in December, the $110-million facility will be the primary processing facility for the city’s residential curbside recycling.

The city and the Chicago-based Sims Municipal Recycling division of Sims Metal have invested $110 million in the facility, which has the capacity to process 1,000 tons of metal, glass and plastic recycling as part of a long-term contract between Sims and the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), according to a news release.

Also instrumental in development of the Sunset Park MRF, which Sims and the city claim is the largest facility of its kind in the country, were the New York City Economic Development Corp. and the city’s Department of Small Business Services.

The 11-acre facility was made with 99-percent recycled steel and built on an elevation of four feet of recycled glass and crushed stone.

About the Author(s)

David Bodamer

Executive Director, Content & User Engagement, Waste360

David Bodamer is Executive Director of Content & User Engagement for Waste360 and NREI. Bodamer joined Waste360 in January 2014. He has been with NREI since September 2011 and has been covering the commercial real estate sector since 1999 for Retail Traffic, Commercial Property News and Shopping Centers Today. He also previously worked for Civil Engineering magazine. His writings on real estate have also appeared in REP. and the Wall Street Journal’s online real estate news site. He has won multiple awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors and is a past finalist for a Jesse H. Neal Award. 

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