Rolando Nicasio, left, a temporary worker with the Collier County Public Utilities Division of Solid Waste, watches as David Mason, of Louisville, Ky., unloads recyclable paint and other household products collected after cleaning out his father's garage, at the North Collier Recycling Drop-Off Center in North Naples on Nov. 15, 2011, during 'America Recycles Day.' Collier County officials took the opportunity to showcase the new drop-off facility for Collier County residents to recycle electronics, household hazardous waste and chemicals, plastics, batteries, cardboard, fluorescent light bulbs, cooking oil and propane tanks, to name a few. Officials said because of recycling efforts taken by the county and embraced by the public, Collier County has gone from burying 460,000 tons of waste 10 years ago to 188,000 tons of waste buried last year.

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Rolando Nicasio, left, a temporary worker with the Collier County Public Utilities Division of Solid Waste, watches as David Mason, of Louisville, Ky., unloads recyclable paint and other household products collected after cleaning out his father's garage, at the North Collier Recycling Drop-Off Center in North Naples on Nov. 15, 2011, during "America Recycles Day." Collier County officials took the opportunity to showcase the new drop-off facility for Collier County residents to recycle electronics, household hazardous waste and chemicals, plastics, batteries, cardboard, fluorescent light bulbs, cooking oil and propane tanks, to name a few. Officials said because of recycling efforts taken by the county and embraced by the public, Collier County has gone from burying 460,000 tons of waste 10 years ago to 188,000 tons of waste buried last year.

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