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Shane Olsen, recycling center contractor, uses a forklift to carry a bail of flattened cardboard boxes to be recycled. Keesler’s recycling center recently won the Environmental Hero Award, Recycler of the Year in the state and federal government category from the Mississippi Recycling Coalition. In fiscal year 2012, the center recycled 2,383 tons of materials including 323.45 tons of food waste, a unique effort in south Mississippi. This effort saved $99,555.44 from going to landfills and resulted in $180,119 of revenue being returned to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

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