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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.

Upcoming Holiday Closures: 

Administrative offices and the Topaz Court facilities will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 26, Friday, Dec. 30, and Monday, Jan. 2, resuming normal operating hours Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Disposal facility hours for Saturday, Dec. 24, and Saturday, Dec. 31:

  • Buckingham facilities open 6 a.m. – noon.
  • All Hendry County facilities open 7 a.m. - noon.

Topaz Court Household Chemical Waste and Reuse Center will be open from 8 a.m. - noon on Saturday, Jan. 7.

Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collections

All garbage, recycling and yard waste collections in unincorporated Lee County, the City of Bonita Springs, the Village of Estero and the Town of Fort Myers Beach will continue on the regular collection days through the holidays. This is because the holidays fall on the weekends.

Christmas trees that have had the stand and all lights and decorations removed, including tinsel, can be set out with regular yard waste and will be ground into mulch. All wrapping paper, except metallic, is recyclable – along with cardboard boxes. Plastic ribbons, bows and lights are not recyclable.

Hurricane Ian Update: 

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.

Solid Waste is holding three informational meetings for residents to learn more about how this landfill will be used as Lee County recovers from Hurricane Ian. The meeting format will be come-and go with informational stations for discussion and questions.

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.



Garbage Collection

  • Collection of household garbage and recycling has resumed on the normally scheduled day for all routes in Lee County franchise areas that are accessible to collection trucks. 

Yard Waste Collection

  • Collection of containerized yard waste resumes the week of November 14 on the normally scheduled day for all routes in Lee County franchise areas.
  • Residents are asked to use containers, paper lawn and leaf bags or clear plastic bags to set vegetative material – including palm fronds – curbside on their regular collection day. 
  • Black plastic bags and bundled yard waste will not be collected with curbside yard waste at this time. 

Storm Debris Collection

Storm debris is collected separately from household garbage. Please follow these guidelines for setting out storm debris.

Four public drop-off sites for storm debris are open 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

Only storm debris will be accepted and you must be prepared to unload your trucks yourself.

​Mosquito Control
1840 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres ​ This site will close at 5:30 p.m on Dec. 9

Only vegetative debris, no C&D

​Brooks Park
​50 South Road, Fort Myers 
This site will close at 5:30 p.m on Dec. 9
​San Carlos Utility Site
​18078 Cypress Point Road, Fort Myers
This site will close at 5:30 p.m on Dec. 21
​Shell Factory
​2805 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
This site will close at 5:30 p.m on Dec. 21

These sites are limited to light-duty trucks and small trailers. No self-loading equipment allowed.


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.

Please Note: 

  • The Solid Waste Customer Service Department is located at the County Public Works building located at 1500 Monroe Street. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Due to the national coin shortage, please use exact change or pay with debit/credit card or mobile pay.






 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.

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