​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 and the village of estero) ​
​Service Area 1​Bonita Springs, Town of Fort Myers Beach, Estero$214.31
​Service Area 2​South Fort Myers - West, Iona/McGregor, Captiva, Estero​$202.93
​Service Area 3​South Fort Myers - East, San Carlos Park, Villas, Estero​$230.56
​Service Area 4​East, Lehigh Acres, Alva​$226.98
​Service Area 5​Pine Island, North Fort Myers​$247.06
​Service Area 6​Boca Grande​$204.79
​Service Area 7​Outer Islands

​$  18.72

*​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)​$16.17
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 ​  0.1523 mills
​Note: An administrative billing charge of $2.55 per account will be added to the assessments for properties 1 - 4.
FY 19-20 Fees and rates for lee county solid waste facilities​ ​
​MSW Tipping Fee (with Disposal Facility Assessment)​$67.45/ton
​MSW Gate Fee ​$50.20/ton


​compost delivery charges per semi-load
(calculated from the compost production facility, 5500 Church Rd., felda, fl) ​
​0-25 miles​$100
​25-50 miles​$185
​50-75 miles​$270

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 FY19-20 Rate Resolution

**Tire disposal rates increased May 1, 2020. View the updated FY20 Rate Sheet.

A solid waste revenue sufficiency and rate study was performed on the Solid Waste Department in 2020.