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County set to close some public drop-off sites for Irma horticultural debris

December 6, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

In preparation for the completion of Hurricane Irma debris collection, Lee County will close the following public drop off sites:

- Pine Island site, 7630 Stringfellow Road, at 5 p.m. Dec. 8

- Estero site, 21651 Via Coconut Point, at 5 p.m. Dec. 8

- Central Fort Myers site at Page Field, 4551 S. Cleveland Ave. at 5 p.m. Dec. 15

- South Fort Myers site at 14790 A&W Bulb Road at 5 p.m. Dec 22.

Residents can continue to self-haul horticulture debris to North Fort Myers, at 17771 N. Tamiami Trail, and Lee County Mosquito Control District, at 1840 Gunnery Road. These sites will remain open until the collection efforts have been completed prior to New Year's Day.

Residents can continue to self-haul construction and demolition debris at no charge to the Waste-to-Energy Facility, at 10500 Buckingham Road, until the collection efforts have been completed.

More information regarding Hurricane Irma and the location and hours of all public drop-off sites can be found at

Residents who missed the first and second (final) pass can place their debris in compliance with normal trash collection procedures. Visit for tips for putting out both yard waste and household debris or call 239-533-8000.

The county's website - - is enhanced to help residents garner up-to-date post-Irma information on topics including storm debris, flooding, parks, libraries, public transportation, FEMA and permits for recovery repairs.

Before hurricane season started, the county pre-selected Crowder-Gulf Joint Venture through a competitive bidding process, and the Lee Board of County Commissioners approved a contract with the debris-hauling company. Debris clean-up costs will be partially reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Source: Lee County



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