Lee County Solid Waste Division Director Lindsey J. Sampson has been recognized with the Professional Achievement Award by the Florida State Chapter Solid Waste Association of North America.
This award is the highest accolade the chapter can give to an individual. The Chapter cited Sampson's leadership role in advancing cost-effective integrated solid waste management and excellence in operations, safety, customer service and environmental compliance for the benefit of Lee County residents.
Sampson has been employed by Lee County for nearly 22 years. He was instrumental in the permitting and construction of the Lee County Waste To Energy Facility. He developed and directly manages one of the most comprehensive and successful solid waste management systems in the country.
The Lee County Integrated Solid Waste System comprises the operation of a 1,836 ton-per-day Waste To Energy Facility, a 700 ton-per-day single-stream Material Recycling Facility, Class I and Class III landfill, 500 ton-per-day Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Facility, a Household Chemical Waste Drop Off Facility, several Transfer Stations, and a 40,000 ton-per-year Compost Facility. The management of the franchise agreements for curbside collections of garbage, yard waste, single stream recycling, and electronics are part of the system.
Sampson has a Civil and Environmental Engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati and is a Florida Registered Professional Engineer.