990 Chalmer Drive, Marco Island, Florida
(corner of Chalmer and East Elkcam Circle)
Tuesday - Saturday
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and Noon - 4:30 p.m.
On May 18th, 1971, the Board of County Commissioners accepted a Warranty Deed from Marco Island Development Corporation for the land needed to house a Trash Incinerator to dispose of trash, garbage, and waste material. Formerly known as the Marco Island Transfer Station, the facility provided solid waste and recycling services to the Marco Island and Goodland areas. Residential customers in Collier County received a regular twice- weekly franchised curbside collection. The Marco Island Transfer Station provided residents with the additional ability to dispose of solid waste at a location generally closer and more convenient than the Collier County Landfill. A quit-claim deed was procured on October 6th, 1997, eliminating the reverter clause and all restrictions on property use.
In 1998, The Marco Island Transfer Station was refurbished and began accepting recyclable materials which included newspapers, corrugated cardboard, office white paper, aluminum, steel cans, scrap metal, glass, plastic, automobile batteries, waste oil, antifreeze, and white goods.
In 2007, Marco Island requested a property exchange to facilitate the expansion of their water treatment facility and Collier County agreed to move the Marco Island Transfer Station site from a 1.5 acre to a smaller 0.8 acre site located across the street. On September 12, 2007, the Collier County Board of Commissioners awarded a contract to Vanderbilt Bay Construction in the amount of $1,299,975 for the construction of a new Marco Island Recycling Drop-off Center. The old Marco Island Transfer Station was officially closed on September 22, 2007.
The Marco Island Recycling Drop-off Center is a 2,897 square foot (SF) one story operations and household hazardous waste (HHW) storage building containing four (4) dumpster/compact exterior bays with retaining wall separations, adjacent concrete maneuvering areas, and separated public and recycling truck lanes for safe operations and efficient traffic flow. The entire site is surrounded by a 6' high vinyl chain link fence with motorized gates and landscape buffers around its entire perimeter. The site includes an emergency generator, fuel tank, and security cameras. The building has a stucco and masonry wainscot exterior facade with a standing seam metal roof. The exterior windows have storm shutters for required hurricane protection.
Completed in 2008, The Marco Island Recycling Drop-off Center is the prototype for Collier County Recycling/Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers. The Marco Island Recycling Drop-off Center continues to serve residential and commercial customers providing a convenient location to drop valuable recyclable materials that otherwise would be sent to the landfill. Today, the Marco Island Recycling Drop-off Center accepts a variety of recyclable materials which include household hazardous waste for collection and disposal. In 2010, the Marco Island Recycling Drop-off Center serviced 2,883 local customers and diverted 334 tons of recycled material, decreasing the amount of material entering the Collier County Landfill and preserving valuable landfill airspace.
The Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Department host a minimum of 2 (two) household hazardous round-up events per year in addition to neighborhood clean outs and other special events. The recycling center partners with non-for-profit, governmental, and private entities for all recycling events.
The Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Department is committed to developing and implementing an integrated, multifaceted solid waste management program that provides environmentally sound and cost effective solid waste management services to Collier County. As the Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Department continues to develop and enhance this program, it remains focused on regulatory compliance, meeting customer demands, remaining customer service oriented, and building highly skilled, well trained and empowered team capable of providing best value service to its customers.