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OrganicLee® Compost

A product that benefits every Southwest Florida lawn and garden.

Purchase OrganicLee® compost directly from the Solid Waste Department either in 20 lb. bags or in bulk quantities by the cubic yard.

Some of the benefits of OrganicLee® are:

  • Improves soil structure and porosity - creates a better plant root environment
  • Improves the moisture holding capacity of light soils - reduces water loss and nutrient leaching, and improves moisture retention
  • Supplies organic matter
  • Aids the proliferation of soil microbes
  • Supplies beneficial microorganisms to soils and growing media

OrganicLee® compost is produced by the Lee County Solid Waste Department at the Compost Production Facility located at the Lee/Hendry Landfill.

Compost Windrow Turning.jpgBulk quantities of up to eight cubic yards of OrganicLee® compost can be picked up at the Resource Recovery Facility in Buckingham. Bulk quantities of up to 20 cubic yards can be picked up at the Lee/Hendry Landfill. It is highly recommended that customers contact the landfill at 239-369-2030 prior to arriving to ensure that inventory is available.

OrganicLee® compost can also be purchased by the 20 lb. bag at the Resource Recovery Facility in Buckingham or the Topaz Court Solid Waste Facility in Fort Myers. 

This product is registered and licensed with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Taxes are applicable.​

An article featuring Lee County's Compost Production Facility was one of the top 10 stories of 2015 for BioCycle magazine, a trade publication for the organics recycling industry.


Approved for Summertime Application

Lee County Fertilizer Ordinance prohibits the application of fertilizers during the months of June through September. OrganicLee's®  composition makes it exempt from the prohibition. The material generated by the Solid Waste Department is comprised of organic materials primarily derived from yard waste, with the complimentary feedstock also being organic, resulting in a composted organic material that is suitable for use year-round.