Doug Whitehead, Director
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By phone: 239-533-8000
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The Solid Waste Customer Service Department is located at the County Public Works building at 1500 Monroe Street. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Asphalt shingles will no longer be accepted at the Buckingham Campus. Please take the shingles to the
Lee Hendry Landfill for disposal or to one of the approved private construction and demolition companies.
Hurricane Ian Storm Debris Collection Updates:
The debris collection process for Hurricane Ian has concluded. Residents should place their waste curbside in compliance with their regular weekly collection guidelines.
It is important to note that waste generated by contractors is not eligible for disaster-debris collection. Waste and debris generated by contractors and left on public property create safety hazards for pedestrians, motorists and emergency responders. Any waste left behind by contractors on public property will be considered illegal dumping, and the contractors will be held liable for any associated fines or penalties.
All contractors are strongly urged to dispose of their waste in a responsible and lawful manner.
Residents with existing Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) collection applications should continue to work with their representatives.
FDEM is no longer accepting applications from private and commercial property owners to remove eligible debris, vehicles, vessels, and other title property. For information about an application submitted prior to the March 29 deadline, please call 850-961-2002, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Garbage, Yard Waste and Recycling Collection
- Collection of household garbage, yard waste and recycling has resumed on the normally scheduled day for all routes in Lee County franchise areas.
- Please ensure your recyclables are empty, clean, dry and loose.
- Residents are encouraged to use paper lawn and leaf bags in place of plastic bags for yard waste collection.
The Gulf Coast Landfill will accept Hurricane Ian construction/demolition storm debris only – not household garbage or horticulture waste – on an emergency basis. Waste Management and the county estimate the landfill could be used for 18 to 24 months.
Anyone with a question or concern about the Gulf Coast Landfill, or activity at the landfill, can call the Gulf Coast Reporting Line at (239) 645-4285. Your call will be answered by a live person who will take your question or concern and relay it to a WM staff person, who will return your call.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Effective July 1st, 2021 pursuant to Florida Statute 125.69, Lee County Code Enforcement is no longer allowed to investigate potential violations of codes or ordinances by way of anonymous complaints. A person who reports a potential violation must provide his or her name and address as part of the complaint. Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. The complainant's name and address, along with any other information provided, will become public record and subject to public disclosure.