To ensure the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of Lee County
by providing a responsible and economical solid waste management system.
Over the past 20 years Lee County Solid Waste, a division of the Public Utilities Department, has developed one of the country's most successful and sustainable recycling and solid waste management systems.
Lee County has consistently reported from 35 to 50 percent of documented recycling activities for more than 12 years and was tied with Charlotte County for Florida's top recycling spot in 2018.
We applaud Lee County residents and businesses for supporting our recycling program. Including energy recovered from our Waste To Energy Facility, Lee County is on track to meet Florida's 75 percent recycling goal by 2020.
The Solid Waste Division plans to continue implementing programs that make recycling, resource recovery and responsible waste management easier. We pledge to strive for even more effective and sustainable solutions for the future.
"There is no such thing as trash; everything is of value."
We ask you to pledge continued support of a clean and sustainable world through your ongoing recycling efforts.