Lee County residents enjoy weekly curbside collection of recyclable material. The County uses single-stream recycling, which means that all recyclable material can go in one container.
Electronics Recycling (E-Waste)
Lee County contracts with responsible e-waste recyclers to break down old electronics for reusable components and responsibly discard the remainder.
Lee County residents can set old electronics at the curb with their trash. The hauler will tag the item and notify their office to pick up the item the following day. Alternatively, old electronics can be brought to the Topaz Facility.
Businesses can bring electronics to the Topaz Court Solid Waste Annex for safe, secure and proper disposal.
There is a disposal charge for each component delivered. For frequent commercial customers, a disposal account may be available.
Yard Waste Recycling
Lee County uses horticulture waste (yard waste) three different ways:
- To create mulch
- To create compost
- To use as fuel for the Waste-to-Energy Plant
Collectively, these programs allow the County to divert tens of thousands of tons of material from the landfill.
Household Chemical Waste Recycling
Lee County residents have a permanent location to safely and responsibly dispose of old paints, fertilizers and combustible or corrosive materials.
The Topaz Court Solid Waste Annex, at 6441 Topaz Court in Fort Myers, is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays) and the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Drive-through drop off is easy and convenient. Learn more about materials accepted at the Topaz Facility.
Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling (C&D)
Lee County’s mandatory construction and demolition debris recycling requirement applies to any construction project requiring a permit, except those involving only mechanical, electrical or plumbing. All C & D material is sorted for materials that can be salvaged, re-used or recycled in order to divert these materials from the landfill. Learn more about particular recycling requirements.