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Recycling Facilities

The recycling facilities where NYC's materials are sorted or processed do not belong to the Department of Sanitation; we contract with outside vendors to handle the recyclables we collect from New York City residents and institutions.

  • Pratt Industries USA/Visy Corporation  holds educational tours of their paper recycling mill on Staten Island during the school year for groups of children over the age of 13. This mill was built to handle about half of the recyclable paper collected by DSNY. To arrange for a tour, contact Barbara Farley at (718) 355-6710 or email bfarley@prattindustries.com at least two weeks in advance.

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Fresh Kills

The Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island closed in 2001, and is no longer operational; tours of the Sanitation facility are no longer available. However, the Parks Department now offers tours of the Freshkills Park site, explaining their plans to turn the 2,200-acre area into a public park over the next 30 years.

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Other Environmental Field Trips
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Alley Pond Environmental Center  
American Museum of Natural History  
Are We There Yet?  
Bronx Zoo  
Brooklyn Botanic Garden  
Brooklyn Children's Museum 
Central Park Conservancy  
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center 
City Parks Foundation 
Gateway National Recreation Area 
The High Line 
Hudson River Park Trust 
Jamaica Bay  
The New York Botanical Garden 
NY City Dept of Environmental Protection 
NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation  
New York Hall of Science 
New York Restoration Project  
Prospect Park Alliance 
Queens Botanical Garden 
The River Project 
Riverside Park 
Solar One  
Snug Harbor Cultural Center 
Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy 
Urban Park Rangers: Natural Classroom 
Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Enviro Ed 
Wildlife Conservation Society 
Wave Hill  

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