A new recycling drop-off center is opening in Northeast Collier County. County leaders held a ribbon cutting Tuesday morning to celebrate the completion of construction on the nearly 30,000 square foot facility. The $80 million drop-off center took about a year and a half to complete. It’s the fifth recycling center to open in Collier County.
“Collier County is recognized three years ago as having one of the cleanest environments in the nation. As part of that vision or goal to protect our environment, we developed an integrated solid waste management strategy that provides facilities for easy disposal of materials,” said Daniel Rodriguez, Deputy Department Head of the Collier County Public Utilities Department.
The facility will serve Golden Gate Estates residents. The county wanted to make it easier for them to get rid of hazardous waste properly. “There’s over 35,000 water wells out here, and it’s our goal to protect those by ensuring that the residents can properly dispose of their gasoline, oils, and other hazardous wastes,” said Rodriguez.