The following ordinances regulate solid waste management in Lee County:
- Lee Ordinance 96-09: Establishing a Uniform Methodology for Waste Disposal Facilities Assessments Throughout the County
- Lee Ordinance 07-25: Establishing Mandatory Recycling of Commercial and Multi-Family Residential Solid Waste and Construction and Demolition Debris
- Lee Ordinance 11-27: Establishing Solid Waste Collection and Disposal for the County and Creating Municipal Service Benefit Units
Additionally, the Department is regulated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Statutes Chapter 403.