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Lee County Solid Waste’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and Community Open House Oct. 26

By Staff | Oct 17, 2019

The public is welcome to join county officials 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 26, at Lee County’s Waste-to-Energy Plant for a 25th Anniversary Celebration and Community Open House.

The event will offer tours, refreshments, educational displays and a 10 a.m. ceremony with the Lee Board of County Commissioners and other speakers.

The Waste-to-Energy plant in Buckingham was built in 1994. Lee County has since created clean, renewable energy from waste.

Additional recycling and recovery programs have been implemented over the years that allow the public to retain the real and inherent value of virtually all the materials that comprise the local waste stream.

Information, tours and displays about the waste-to-energy process and recycling will be available. The family-friendly event is designed to provide insight to what happens to the 1,800 tons of waste material produced by local residents each day. Informational displays from several county departments, including Parks & Recreation, Extension Services, Lee County Library System and Natural Resources will be on display.

Lee County Solid Waste is a nationally recognized enterprise system providing residents and businesses safe, affordable waste disposal and recycling services. The system utilizes an energy-from-waste combustion process to create clean, renewable energy and single-stream recycling for material recovery.

For more information, visit www.leegov.com/solidwaste/25th-anniversary .

The Lee County Resource Recovery Facility is at 10500 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers. Call 239-533-8000