​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$302.38
​Service Area 2​South Fort Myers - West, Iona/McGregor, Captiva, Estero​$294.52
​Service Area 3​South Fort Myers - East, San Carlos Park, Villas, Estero​$308.82
​Service Area 4​East, Lehigh Acres, Alva​$308.82
​Service Area 5​Pine Island, North Fort Myers​$320.77
​Service Area 6​Boca Grande​$267.73
​Service Area 7​Outer Islands

​$  21.93

​Annual special assessment rates per unit for the fixed charges

for Lee County Solid Waste Disposal facilities ​ ​

1. ​Incorporated Residential (per unit)​$30.89
2. ​Multi-family Residential (per unit)​$14.34
​3. Recreational Vehicle (RV) Parks (per lot)​$  2.33
​4. Business and Institutions (per square ft.):
    Generation Category A​$0.00493
​    Generation Category B​$0.01685
​    Generation Category C​$0.02875
    Generation Category D$0.10512
    Generation Category​ E$0.21023

​Note: An administrative billing charge of $2.55 per account will be added to the assessments for properties in items 1 - 4.

*​Ratepayers can realize a 4% discount by using the tax collector's early payment procedure.
FY 23-24 Fees and rates for lee county solid waste facilities​ ​
​MSW Gate Fee ​$63.56/ton

The above rates are reviewed annually by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners and became effective on Oct. 1 of each year with the adoption of a Resolution. View the approved 2024 Rate Resolution.  

Please note:

The following approved rates increased effective Oct. 1, 2022

​Item​Rate Effective Oct. 1
​Minimum Charge
Asphalt Shingles (Buckingham)
Asphalt Shingles
(Lee/Hendry Landfill)

​compost delivery charges per semi-load
(calculated from the compost production facility, 5500 Church Rd., felda, FL) ​
​0-25 miles​$180
​25-50 miles​$270
​50-75 miles​$405

A solid waste revenue sufficiency study was performed on the Solid Waste Department in 2023.