The Lee County Compost Production Facility
Facts & Figures:
6 Buildings (shelter structure)
each building footprint is 120' x 166' - 19,920 SF
Engineer: Jones Edmunds and Assoc.
Construction Manager: Compass Construction
Cost: $ 3 Million
Permitted for 30,000 wet tons of biosolids per year
Operated by Lee County staff
Co-located at the Lee Hendry Landfill, Lee County operates a compost facility to manage biosolids from local wastewater treatment facilities. This processing facility was completed in February 2009, with partial operations beginning in October of 2008. This facility is one of eight permitted compost facilities in the State of Florida . The eight acre site is comprised of six buildings, a paved curing and storage area, and a paved mulch storage area. Each building includes catch basins for collection of process liquids or runoff during the composting process. Storm water around the compost facility is collected and controlled within the storm water collection network for the landfill facility. Considering future needs of the County, the compost facility proactiveley addressed changes to 62-640 Florida Statutes, which limits land application of Class B biosolids in the near future.