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Establishing Commercial Service

Business Collection Containers.jpgGarbage Collection

It is the responsibility of the property owner or manager to contract and coordinate with the appropriate franchised service provider for the collection of solid waste from all commercial facilities, businesses and multi-family dwellings of five or more units.

Garbage must be collected for disposal at least once a week by the contracted garbage company. Any business that prepares or serves food products must have at least two collections per week.

Recycle Collection Business Recycling Cardboard.jpg

Businesses are also responsible for recycling the material that, by weight, makes up most of its solid waste stream. This may include:

  • Fiber (office paper, cardboard, newsprint, magazines, junk-mail, fiberboard boxes, phone books, etc.)
  • Comingled containers (plastics labeled #1 - #7, glass bottles or jars, aluminum or steel cans)
  • Ferrous metals
  • Non-ferrous metals (aluminum or copper)
  • Wood
  • Other (requires Solid Waste Department approval)

New businesses must start a program within 14 days of commencing a garbage service.

Learn more about Lee County's mandatory business recycling.

Learn about the best design practices for your dumpster enclosures.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Lee County contracts with a private vendor to offer businesses monthly chemical disposal.

Special Wastes

Special Wastes that require approval prior to disposal at Lee County facilities include contaminated soils, sediments, sludges and sand; water and wastewater treatment residuals; asbestos containing material; and other materials or by-products that may contain regulated pollutants. 

Special wastes are typically managed at the Lee Hendry Landfill and must be approved and scheduled prior to delivery. 

Franchise Area Service Providers

​Area 1 & 2WM
Area 3 & 5​Waste Pro of Florida, Inc.​239-337-0800
Area 4Waste Pro of Florida, Inc.
Collection of recyclables and construction & demolition debris may be contracted out to any provider.

Solid Waste Franchise Areas Map


If you have questions or need assistance establishing a business account, call the Solid Waste Department at 239-533-8000.​