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:
Storm debris is collected separately from household garbage. Please follow these guidelines for setting out storm debris.
The set-out deadlines have passed for all areas of unincorporated Lee County and crews are working through the final pass of debris collection.
Residents who still have storm debris can still apply for assistance through the Florida Division of Emergency
FDEM will continue to take applications for the removal of storm debris from private property
until March 29. Qualifying debris includes lost and displaced vehicles, vessels and other titled property from waterways
and private and commercial sites impacted by Hurricane Ian.
Property owners who have submitted an application already with qualifying debris removal prior to March 29 will still have their parcels processed; no ongoing work on parcels will be affected by the deadline.
Visit the website or call 850-961-2002 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Assistance is available in English and Spanish.
Public Drop-off Site
One public drop-off site for storm debris is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily for residents of unincorporated areas only.
Only storm debris will be accepted and you must be prepared to unload your trucks yourself. This site is scheduled to close Mar. 27 at 5:00 p.m.
|Pine Island Phillips Park||5675 Sesame Drive, Bokeelia||Residents are asked to enter through Park Ln.|
These sites are limited to 5 cubic yards per visit in light-duty trucks and small trailers. No self-loading equipment allowed.
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 that are accessible to collection trucks.
- 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.
The Lee County Solid Waste Department provides a variety of convenient waste and recycling services to more than 320,000 households in unincorporated Lee County and six municipalities. The Department also owns and operates technologically advanced waste-to-energy and material recycling facilities, supported by a landfill, two transfer stations, a household chemical waste facility and a Reuse Center. In all, the disposal system handles more than 1.2 million tons of waste each year.
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.