Charlotte County Bio-Recycling Center

The Charlotte County Bio-Recycling Center uses proven aerobic windrow composting to recycle both biosolids and yard/green waste. Meeting both the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules governing production of “exceptional quality” Class AA biosolids under Florida regulations, the facility provides regional municipal and industrial wastewater facilities, along with homeowners, landscapers and local utilities – who normally dispose of their green waste by landfilling – a superior solution through recycling their organic waste to create a valuable product.

Facility Information

Charlotte County Bio-Recycling Center


29751 Zemel Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33955


2014 launch
10-acre windrow facility
50,000 tons of wet biosolids material redirected annually from area landfills
100,000 cubic yards of Class AA compost produced annually


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