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Posted on: November 7, 2022

Town Reaches Milestone of 45 Million Lbs. of Recyclables Collected at the Town’s Recycling Center

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Patchogue/East Patchogue, NY – – Recently, Supervisor Ed Romaine announced that the Town of Brookhaven’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) has received more than 45 million pounds of recycling material in 2022. It is projected that the Town’s 2022 recycling collection should reach as high as 56 million pounds by the end of the year.

The Brookhaven Town MRF, which is operated by Winters Bros. Recycling of Long Island, is the largest curbside recycling processing center on Long Island. The facility was upgraded in 2020 and 2021 when Winters Bros. invested $7.5 million to enhance the facility including the design, construction and installation of a new processing line complete with optical sorting equipment and new mechanical sorting for plastic and metal containers. Additional optical sorting equipment was added in 2021 to increase the recovery of polypropylene plastics, typically used for yogurt, cottage cheese and other dairy products.

Supervisor Romaine said, “The success of our recycling effort is a direct result of the Town’s extensive program to educate residents about the importance of recycling and its positive effect on the environment. I am proud of our efforts to increase recycling and I encourage our residents to make recycling a priority in every household.”

The Town of Brookhaven’s comprehensive education and outreach program includes the website (, direct mail, social media, school presentations and more, all designed to inform residents about what to recycle and how to recycle efficiently. To learn more about recycling in the Town of Brookhaven, go to

Daniel P. Losquadro * Highway Superintendent
1140 Old Town Road • Coram • NY 11727 • Phone (631) 451-9200 • Fax (631) 732-2584

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