Steven Averett, Content Director, Waste Group

November 1, 2006

1 Min Read
Look Out, Disney World

Everyone knows orlando is home to the Happiest Place on Earth. Loathe to play second fiddle, Sarasota County, Fla., has thrown open its landfill, recycling plants and hazardous chemical collection center for free public tours. The offerings have proved so popular, the county has been forced to add 22 more tours this fall and still can't keep up with the requests for reservations.

There's no gift shop, but tourists are encouraged to conclude their visit with a stop at the Re-Uz-It Store, where leftover household products and paint are offered for free to the public. Can costumed mascots and novelty hats made from recycled products be far behind?


About the Author(s)

Steven Averett

Content Director, Waste Group, Waste360

Steven Averett joined the Waste Age staff in February 2006. Since then he has helped the magazine expand its coverage and garner a range of awards from FOLIO, the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) and the Magazine Association of the Southeast (MAGS). He recently won a Gold Award from ASBPE for humor writing.

Before joining Waste Age, Steven spent three years as the staff writer for Industrial Engineer magazine, where he won a gold GAMMA Award from MAGS for Best Feature. He has written and edited material covering a wide range of topics, including video games, film, manufacturing, and aeronautics.

Steven is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a BA in English.

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