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Dumpsters accepting dead fish in Lee County

Crews also cleaning up dead fish from the shore
Posted: 10:48 AM, Aug 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-01 14:48:43Z

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Residents plagued by scores of dead fish washing up on shore due to red tide now have several options to dispose of them

According to Lee County government, the following sites now have dumpsters for disposal of dead fish:

  • Lynn Hall Memorial Beach Park, 950 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Crescent Beach Family Park, 1100 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Bowditch Point Beach Park, 50 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • 7th Street Beach Access, 7th St W., Boca Grande, FL 33921
  • Causeway Islands, 19931 Sanibel Causeway Road, Sanibel, FL 33957
  • Bonita Beach access #10, 26082 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs, FL 34134

The county says residents may also double-bag fish and place in regular household trash receptacles, but residents are advised that the hauler will not be able to make additional collections outside of regularly scheduled collection days.

Parks & Recreation crews are currently cleaning parks and boat ramps of the larger fish each morning. 

Additionally, Lee County, along with the Town of Fort Myers Beach and the City of Sanibel, has hired a debris-removal contractor to supplement efforts by Parks & Recreation employees to clean county beaches affected by the recent red tide fish kill.

CrowderGulf will begin Thursday morning, concentrating first along county parks and beach accesses on the Sanibel Causeway, Lynn Hall Park to Bowditch Point (on Fort Myers Beach), and Boca Grande.