Sims MM breaks ground on $80M NYC recycling facility

Oct 27, 2010 | 01:46 PM | Lisa Gordon

Sims Metal Management Ltd. has broken ground on a new $80-million municipal recycling center in New York City that is aimed at helping the city reach its recycling goals, as well as reduce its carbon footprint.

The Sims Municipal Recycling Facility, set to open in December 2011, will serve as the primary processing facility to handle the city's metal, glass and plastic recyclables. The recycler has been under agreement since 2008 to build the center.

"The recycling facility is part of the city's landmark solid waste management plan, which establishes a cost-effective, equitable and environmentally sound system for managing the city's waste for the next 20 years," Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, on hand at the groundbreaking, said.....

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