Once a week, Lee County residents recycle and change trash cans


Starting Monday, May 16, residents of Estero, San Carlos, Gateway and South Fort Myers will only have to put their trash, recycling and yard waste on the sidewalk once a week.

Waste Pro, Lee County’s contracted carrier for the area, is announcing the improved service through postcards sent to each of the 45,500 affected addresses. If you have any questions, contact Waste Pro Customer Service at 239-337-0800.

Posters have been distributed to area libraries, recreation centers and businesses to help inform residents of the change. Additionally, the county will use billboards on US 41 and Alico Road and temporary digital signage in the area. Residents can also follow the Lee County government on social media for updates on the changes.

Beginning Friday, May 6, residents can also use the search feature on the Lee County Solid Waste website to determine which day of the week is their new collection day. To visit www.leegov.com/solidwaste or residents can use the Resident Information Tool at www.leegov.com/tools.

“We are continually looking for ways to improve the resident experience,” said Doug Whitehead, Lee County Solid Waste Manager. “Same-day service minimizes the time residents have curbside material and reduces collection vehicle traffic through neighborhoods to one day a week.”

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