Since debris collection began on October 5, the City of Cape Coral’s debris contractor has removed 8,778 truckloads of hurricane debris from Cape Coral streets, totaling 430,112 cubic yards. The debris collected could cover 66 football fields at three feet high.
Residents can find their debris zone and learn when the first pass will be completed in their neighborhoods by viewing the City’s Interactive Debris Map. Click on your zone to view detailed pickup information.
There are 160 debris removal trucks – to cover the 120 square mile City – working seven days a week to remove debris. Their primary focus is on the south portion of the City, which was hit extremely hard.
While much progress has been made in the last three weeks, we urge residents to remain patient. There’s still an estimated 1.4 million cubic yards of storm debris left behind by Hurricane Ian.
Storm debris is collected separately from household garbage and recycling. Waste Pro collects regular garbage and recycling; a separate vendor collects storm debris. Place debris curbside, not in the roadway, to prevent safety issues.
Hurricane Debris must be sorted into separate piles
- Vegetative debris (e.g., tree branches, logs, plants) – do NOT place in bags.
- Construction Debris (e.g., building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet)
- Appliances and Electronics
Vegetative Debris Drop-off
- Cape Coral residents can drop off vegetative debris ONLY at 2930 NW 13th Street from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. A driver’s license or utility bill is required.
- Vegetation will be ground into mulch and hauled offsite.
Construction and Demolition Sites
- These sites are for use by City contractors ONLY. The public cannot drop off debris at these locations.
- Construction debris must be placed at the curb.
- Storm-related debris does not have to be bundled or cut into smaller pieces.
- Household chemicals cannot be placed at the curb.
- Avoid placing debris on top of utility boxes. Contractors cannot see them, which may result in accidental damage.