Address: 10550 Buckingham Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33905
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Material Recovery Facility is not open to the public except during special events and for pre-arranged tours.
Lee County residents enjoy single-stream recycling - meaning everything can be thrown in one container without separating materials. After the materials are collected, they are brought to the Material Recovery Facility for sorting and baling before being sent to secondary markets. The facility processes more than 350 tons of recyclable material per day.
Lee County has been one of the Top 10 recycling counties for Florida every year since 2002 -- often in the top five.
The state of the art processing facility is equipped with electronically controlled conveyor belts, an optical sorter, several screens, and magnets that sort the recyclable material by product. The change to single stream recycling is helping Lee County's government entities, businesses, and the public reach Florida's 75 percent recycling goal by 2020.
|Recyclables brought in for sorting. ||Some of the hand sorting.||Baled material ready for market.|
Awards & Recognitions
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection listed Lee County as the State’s top County for recycling success in 2006, 2008, 2014 and 2019 and tied for first in 2018.
Received 'Recycle Florida Today's' award for the Lee County Mandatory Business Recycling Program in the category of Outstanding Urban County or City Program.