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OrganicLee® Compost

A product that benefits every Southwest Florida lawn and garden.

Purchase OrganicLee® compost directly from the Solid Waste Division either in bags or in bulk quantities by the cubic yard.

Some of the benefits of OrganicLee® are:

  • Improves soil structure and porosity - creates a better plant root environment
  • Improves the moisture holding capacity of light soils - reduces water loss and nutrient leaching, and improves moisture retention
  • Supplies organic matter
  • Aids the proliferation of soil microbes
  • Supplies beneficial microorganisms to soils and growing media

OrganicLee® compost is produced by the Lee County Solid Waste Division at the Compost Production Facility located at the Lee/Hendry Landfill.

Compost Windrow Turning.jpgBulk quantities of up to four cubic yards of OrganicLee® compost can be picked up at the Resource Recovery Facility in Buckingham. For larger orders (25 cubic yard minimum) please speak to a customer service representative at 239-533-8000.

OrganicLee® compost can also be purchased by the bag at the Resource Recovery Facility in Buckingham or the Topaz Court Solid Waste Annex in Fort Myers. 

This product is registered and licensed with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Taxes are applicable.​

An article featuring Lee County's Compost Production Facility was one of the top 10 stories of 2015 for BioCycle magazine, a trade publication for the organics recycling industry.


 

Summertime Application

OrganicLee® Compost may be applied in your garden and lawn during the summer months. OrganicLee's®  composition makes it exempt from the Lee County Fertilizer Ordinance that prohibits the application of fertilizers for the months of June through September. The material generated by the Solid Waste Division is comprised of organic materials as it is primarily derived from yard waste, with the complimentary feed stock also being organic, resulting in a composted organic material.