All public horticultural debris drop-off locations are now closed. All horticultural debris should now be placed at the curb in compliance with normal collection operations.
Lee County's cleanup effort resulted in collecting more than 1.6 million cubic yards of horticulture and C&D (construction and demolition) debris in three months. The cost to clean up the debris is estimated at $36 million to $40 million in unincorporated Lee County and the Village of Estero, with anticipated partial reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Another Option: Charlotte County's Zemel Road Landfill
- Charlotte County's Zemel Road Landfill, 29751 Zemel Road, Punta Gorda, about 2.7 miles north of the Lee County Line just west of U.S. 41, accepts both horticultural and C&D debris.
- Charlotte County landfill's tipping fee is $72 per ton for people who live outside of Charlotte County. That means a full-size pickup truck, filled to load capacity, would cost roughly $58 to about $86 depending on model.
- Charlotte County's landfill is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and is closed Sundays. Customers who must unload by hand are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing time.