​Lee County Solid Waste rates are calculated to recover the cost of providing solid waste collection, disposal and recycling services to its customers.

​Residential annual assessment rates per single family unit*
​(Unincorporated lee county, bonita springs, Fort myers Beach) ​
​Service Area 1​Bonita Springs, Town of Fort Myers Beach$206.35
​Service Area 2​South Fort Myers - West, Iona/McGregor, Captiva​$194.98
​Service Area 3​South Fort Myers - East, San Carlos Park, Villas​$222.60
​Service Area 4​East, Lehigh Acres, Alva​$214.10
​Service Area 5​Pine Island, North Fort Myers​$239.10
​Service Area 6​Boca Grande​$195.96
​Service Area 7​Outer Islands

​$  17.97

*​Ratepayers can realize a 4 percent discount by using the tax collector's early payment procedure. ​ ​

​Annual special assessment rates per unit for the fixed charges

for Lee County Solid Waste Disposal facilities ​ ​

1. ​Incorporated Residential (per unit)​$15.27
2. ​Multi-family Residential (per unit)​$13.30
​3. Recreational Vehicle (RV) Parks (per lot)​$ 2.16
​4. Business and Institutions (per square ft.):
    Generation Category A​$0.00457
​    Generation Category B​$0.01562
​    Generation Category C​$0.02666
    Generation Category D$0.09747​
    Generation Category​ E$0.19494​
5. ​MSTU (Cape Coral) Millage ​  0.1618 mills
​Note: An administrative billing charge of $2.52 per account will be added to the assessments for properties 1 - 4.
FY 16-17 Fees and rates for lee county solid waste facilities​ ​
​MSW Tipping Fee (with Disposal Facility Assessment)​$62.70/ton
​MSW Gate Fee ​$45.45/ton


Rates are reviewed annually by Lee County Board of County Commissioners and became effective on Oct. 1 of each year with the adoption of a Resolution. View the approved FY17-18 Rate Resolution

A solid waste revenue sufficiency and rate study was performed on the Solid Waste Division in 2018.