Address: 10500 Buckingham Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33905
Hours of Operation: 24/7 365 days a year. The plant is not open to the public except during special events and for pre-arranged tours. You can also tour the facility as a LeeGROWS participant.
Take a virtual tour through the video below.
The Resource Recovery Plant is equipped with extensive air pollution control systems. It is the first operational plant in the United States to be built with a permanent activated carbon injection system for controlling mercury emissions. The environmental control systems were designed with the new, more stringent, Clean Air Act in mind, and emissions have met the proposed standards without any modification. Facility emissions are continuously monitored and strictly regulated by state and federal agencies.
All aspects of the plant are monitored from the central control room 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
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Awards & Recognitions
The Lee County Resource Recovery Facility is a sound, long-term, environmental and economic solution to solid waste disposal. It has won prestigious awards recognizing excellence in design, construction and operation of power generation systems throughout the world.
The Lee County facility also received the prestigious 1996 Environmental Citizen of the Year Award from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
For a complete listing of awards and facility recognition, please see Solid Waste Program Recognition and Awards.