Cape Coral residents should mark their calendars for the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. The Lee County Solid Waste Division will collect hazardous waste in Cape Coral on Saturday, March 21. Collection hours will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the general public. Please note this event will be held at 1020 Cultural Park Boulevard (parking lot adjacent to the Police Department building). This event was previously held at another location in the city.
Household chemical waste cannot be placed in dumpsters or residential collection carts for curbside pickup. Citizens need to dispose of these items at a scheduled drop-off collection day, which is a free service provided by Lee County Solid Waste in partnership with the City. Residents can also take items to the Lee County Household Chemical Waste Collection Facility, which is located at 6441 Topaz Court in Fort Myers.
Residents can bring drain cleaners, pool chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, liquid paint and thinners, polishes and strippers, fluorescent tubes, electronics, car and boat batteries, auto oil and antifreeze, gas propane tanks, flares and ammunition, and boat flares.