Pure Earth Inc. said today it won several recycling contracts that will be worth $6.1 million to $6.7 million.

The Trevose environmental-services company will recycle about 275,000 tons of soil and rock. The final value of the contract depends on the classification of the material.

The projects are in the New York metropolitan area, and the company said it believes they represent an emergence of new construction activity there.

The contracts for Pure Earth are in addition to a $14-million project, announced last month, involving the new arena in Brooklyn for the Nets basketball team, which will relocate from New Jersey.

The company said it expects additional work as federal economic stimulus money filters down to many public projects.    - Paul Schweizer