Published: Oct 26, 2010 10:51 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 26, 2010 7:35 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A plan to increase "Mount Collier" is moving forward.

On Tuesday, commissioners voted to send paperwork about the landfill to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

The county wants to increase the height of the landfill for future use. It would hold 178 feet of trash. Then, the county could install towers on top up to 200 feet.

"You're going to see this from Marco, 951, I-75," said nearby landowner Wallace Lewis, Jr.

But county officials tell WINK you won't see the trash unless you're up close or eye-level with it.

"You will not see the landfill unless you're at the same elevation because the line of sight buffers the sight," said Daniel Rodriguez, with Solid Waste Department.

Locals disagree.

"It's 17 stories! You think you're gonna hide 17 stories," said Lewis.

Lewis, who owns property adjacent to the landfill offered commissioners an opportunity to purchase it. They rejected it, saying it isn't economical.

It could take a full year for the The Department of Environmental Protection to decide about the county's application.