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Lee County opens public drop-off sites for any unwanted debris

Hurricane Ian
Posted at 4:25 AM, Oct 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-04 09:58:50-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — The clean-up after Hurricane Ian has already started and as many begin to pick up the pieces as help is on the way.

Lee County has announced public drop-off sites for homeowners and business owners to drop off any unwanted debris.

Anyone can bring debris whether it’s plastic, aluminum, or tree limbs the Shell Factory off Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers. But you’ll need to be ready to show identification and be a resident of Lee County.

With so many people still picking up the pieces after Hurricane Ian, the county is also asking you to be patient at these drop-off sites as there may be lines. Just like what we’ve seen with people picking up gas and other resources.

Those accepted forms of ID you can bring include a driver’s license, utility bill, rental or lease agreement, or local business license.

You will have to fill out a waiver confirming the debris came from your property. And be ready to unload the debris yourself.

These four locations will be open daily starting this morning at 7:30 a.m. and will be open until 6:30 p.m. at night.

  • Mosquito control, 1840 gunnery road, Lehigh Acres
  • Brooks park, 50 South Road, Fort Myers
  • San Carlos Utility Site, 18078 Cypress Point Road, Fort Myers
  • Shell Factory, 2805 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers