Co-located at the Lee Hendry Landfill, Lee County
operates a compost facility to manage biosolids from local wastewater treatment
facilities. This processing facility was completed in February 2010, with
partial operations beginning in December of 2009. This facility is one of
eight permitted compost facilities in the State of Florida.
site is comprised of six buildings, a paved curing and storage area, and a paved
mulch storage area. Each building includes catch basins for collection of
process liquids or runoff during the composting process. Storm water around the
compost facility is collected and controlled within the storm water collection
network for the landfill facility. Considering future needs of
the County, the compost facility proactively addressed changes to 62-640 Florida Statutes, which limits land application of Class B biosolids in the near
A 2015 Expansion added three buildings, additional paved curing space, equipment maintenance areas, and a storage facility for compost prior to distribution. The expanded facility footprint is approximately 22 acres.