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Lee County Commission searching for waste transfer site

Posted at 6:04 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 07:47:30-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The Lee County Commission is searching for an area north of the Caloosahatchee River to build a waste transfer site.

The original proposal was located off of Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers, but the project has been suspended until a new location is found.

The waste transfer station would consist of a big enclosed building, designed for garbage trucks to drop off trash. A machine would then put the trash into a larger semi-truck.

“We have to have a more efficient way of hauling trash especially when you have to take all of those trucks over the bridge to get them into the waste energy plant,” said Lee County Commissioner Brian Hamman.

Commissioner Hamman says Lee County's population is expected to grow to one million people by 2040. There is no timeline for this proposed project. Once sites are found, the locations will be made available to the public.