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, the Lee County Solid Waste 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 19 years and was Florida's top recycling county in 2019 with an 80% recycling rate.
We applaud Lee County residents and businesses for supporting our recycling program. Including energy recovered from our Waste To Energy Facility, Lee County met Florida's 75% recycling goal in 2017 - three years ahead of the 2020 goal.
The Solid Waste Department 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.