In preparation for Hurricane Irma, please view the following information. For the most up-to-date information please visit each site directly.
The United Way 211 Help Line is activated for those with questions.
Go to www.leeeoc.com, as well as Facebook and Twitter for Lee County Emergency Operations.
Also, the LeeAlert mobile phone app ensures you receive emergency alerts from Lee County Emergency Operations. Also available: download the CodeRed app. Links to both can be found at www.leeeoc.com.
The Florida 511 Traveler Information System from the Florida Department of Transportation is the state’s official source for real-time traffic and travel information.
The Florida 511 app provides door-to-door directions with travel times and alternate routes on most roadways throughout the state. Visit https://fl511.com/ to download information.
Lee County Solid Waste to suspend garbage collections
Fort Myers, FL, Sept. 7, 2017 – Friday, Sept. 8, will be the last day for all regularly scheduled garbage, yard waste, bulky waste and recycling collections. There will be no collections Saturday.
Residents are reminded to remove anything outside their homes that could become a projectile during the storm including garbage cans, lids and recycle carts. Store them inside.
Regular household collections will begin as regularly scheduled as soon as possible after the storm.
For solid waste collection questions, call 239-533-8000.
The Lee County Solid Waste Division is a nationally recognized enterprise system providing residents and businesses safe, affordable waste disposal and recycling services. The system utilizes an energy-from-waste combustion process to create clean, renewable energy and single-stream recycling for material recovery. For more information, please visit www.leegov.com/solidwaste.
Hurricane Irma debris update
Fort Myers, FL, Sept. 6, 2017 – Garbage, yard waste and recycling collections are one day later than usual for the remainder of the week due to the Labor Day holiday. Collections normally scheduled for Friday will take place on Saturday unless changes to Hurricane Irma’s projected path make collection conditions unsafe.
Some homes are still cleaning up from the flooding last weekend. Bulky items can be set at the curb next to regular garbage, but construction debris must be contained in heavy mil bags or cans or in bundles weighing less than 50 pounds.
In order to get debris off the street as quickly as possible, please remember to prepare debris and yard waste in accordance with county ordinance before it is set out for collection:
- Garbage must be placed in a 40-gallon can or heavy mil plastic bag each weighing no more than 50 pounds. If you have a larger county-provided container for automated garbage collection, you may use that as well.
- Yard waste that cannot be placed inside a container must be tied in bundles no longer than 6 feet and no heavier than 50 pounds.
- Palm fronds may be stacked neatly at the curb in piles no heavier than 50 pounds. If more than 50 pounds, fronds must be tied in bundles no heavier than 50 pounds.
For more information, please visit www.leegov.com/solidwaste.
The Lee County Solid Waste Division is a nationally recognized enterprise system providing residents and businesses safe, affordable waste disposal and recycling services. The system utilizes an energy-from-waste combustion process to create clean, renewable energy and single-stream recycling for material recovery.