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Getting to Zero: Hamilton Avenue Marine Transfer Station

Open House New York

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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General Admission Ended $20.00 $0.00

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Getting to Zero: Hamilton Avenue MTS

Photo courtesy of Michael Anton, DSNY


The NYC Department of Sanitation’s (DSNY) Hamilton Avenue Marine Transfer Station will be the transfer point for household waste from ten community boards across Brooklyn. This brand new facility is one of a planned network of four across the five boroughs. The first, in Queens, opened in 2015; later this year, Hamilton Avenue will be the second to come online, with the other two already under construction in Manhattan and southern Brooklyn.

When Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island closed in 2001, DSNY shifted to a truck-based system to cart waste from the city to distant landfills. The Hamilton Avenue MTS is a key part of the city’s 20-year Solid Waste Management Plan that reactivates marine transfer sites to shift waste handled by DSNY to a rail- and marine-based transportation system, dramatically reducing air pollution caused by truck-based transport.

Join us for a tour, led by DSNY guides, that will explain how innovative environmental technologies and architectural sensitivities come together to create state-of-the-art infrastructure. Learn the surprising intricacies of municipal waste management with a tour of this complex and cavernous space.

Open House New York thanks NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) for making this tour possible. 



Reservations are required as space is limited. $10 OHNY Members / $20 General Admission

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Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Getting to Zero
 is made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts


Have questions about Getting to Zero: Hamilton Avenue Marine Transfer Station? Contact Open House New York

When & Where

Hamilton Avenue MTS
488 Hamilton Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Open House New York

Open House New York (OHNY) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of OHNY is to promote a greater appreciation of the city’s built environment; broaden public awareness by exposing diverse audiences to distinctive examples of architecture, engineering and design; educate and inspire discussion of issues of excellence in design, planning and preservation; and showcase outstanding new work as well as structures of historic merit. 

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