Cape Coral City Offices Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Cape Coral City Offices Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City Hall will be closed Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  There is no change to the trash collection schedule.

Parks & Recreation

  • Administrative offices are closed Monday, January 17 and will resume normal operating hours Tuesday, Jan. 18.
  • Cape Coral Art Center is closed on Monday, January 17 and will resume normal operating hours Tuesday, Jan. 18.  

311 Call Center & Water Account Services

  • The 311 Call Center and Water Account Services are closed Monday, Jan. 17, and will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 18.
  • To pay your water bill, visit our website, www.capecoral.gov, and select the “Pay My Water Bill” button.  Checks can be placed in the designated payment drop box at City Hall.

On Monday, January 17 the following City amenities will be open

  • Boat ramps, parks and preserves will be open.
  • Chiquita Lock: Will be staffed and operate during it’s normal hours; 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Coral Oaks Golf Course:  Coral Oaks Golf Course, Pro Shop, restaurant and practice range will be open during their normal operating hours.
  • Eagle Skate Park:  Boasts 27,000 sq. ft. of skating surface and features ramps, rails, obstacles and a bowl; will be open from 12:00 p.m. until 8:45 p.m.  
  • Yacht Club Community Park and Pool:  Will be open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Cape Coral Youth Center:  Will be open and is hosting a School’s Out Day for registered participants (Grades k-8) 6:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; cost is $26 per child.
City of Cape Coral Advises Residents of Potential Delays in Yard Waste Collections

City of Cape Coral Advises Residents of Potential Delays in Yard Waste Collections

Waste Pro is reporting staffing shortages due to COVID-19, and in response the City of Cape Coral is advising residents they may experience delays in yard waste pickup beginning Monday, January 10.

Cape Coral residents should continue to put out their garbage, recycling, bulk waste and yard waste on their normally scheduled days. 

To help mitigate Waste Pro’s current staffing challenges, the City has asked the company to prioritize utilizing the majority of Waste Pro’s available staff on the collection of garbage, recycling and large bulky waste items, and then yard waste. 

Residents should know:

  • If you experience delayed service regarding yard waste, recycling, trash or bulky waste you are encouraged to report missed pick-ups to the City Call Center at 311.

The City and Waste Pro are asking residents to be please mindful of the amount of yard waste they place at the curb and reduce it, if possible.

Regular collections will resume as soon as collection crews are able to return to work.

*These changes do not impact the switch to Same-Day Pick-Up or the Bulk Waste Drop-Off Site.  Same-Day Pick-Up will commence Monday, January 10 and the Bulk Waste Drop-Off Site is scheduled to open Tuesday, January 11.

Bulk Waste Drop-Off Site (Pilot Program)

Bulk Waste Drop-Off Site (Pilot Program)

In an effort to continue to enhance the services available to the residents of Cape Coral, the City is partnering with Waste Pro to offer residents a bulk waste drop-off site.  The site is a complimentary service, and is an addition to the residential bulk item collection already provided.  Residents are still able to place bulky waste curbside on their collection day. 

The bulk waste drop-off site is a pilot program that will be implemented for one year.  After evaluating public response, the City will decide whether or not to open a permanent location.  

The bulk waste drop-off site will open on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.  The facility is fenced and staff will be on-site to assist residents as needed.  The site will operate Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

Commercial businesses are not permitted to use the facility, because the program is an optional service for residential use only.  Proof of residency may be required to dispose of items.  Household chemical waste and recycling will not be accepted at the drop-off location.

The bulk waste drop-off site is located on the west side of the North Cape Government Complex. 

The address for the complex is 1200 Kismet Parkway; however, the bulk-drop off-site entrance is off NW 14th Avenue, at the western portion of the complex. (See map below)

Bulky Waste Now Included in Same-Day Pick-Up

Bulky Waste Now Included in Same-Day Pick-Up

Starting the week of January 10, 2022, bulky waste, garbage, recycling and yard waste will all be collected on the same day for Cape Coral residents. 

Cape Coral is sending postcards to each of the 80,400 service addresses announcing the service enhancement.  Residents with questions are encouraged to call the 311 Call Center or can call Waste Pro customer service at 239-337-0800, and can use the search feature on the City of Cape Coral website to determine their collection day at www.capecoral.gov under Public Works.

Additionally, the City is using the electronic billboards on Veterans Parkway and on Pine Island Road, and residents can also follow City of Cape Coral Government on social media for information about the changes. 

“In an effort to enhance the lives of our residents, we are continuously evaluating and re-evaluating our processes in order to improve residents’ experience”, said Michael Ilczyszyn, Interim Director of Public Works. 

“Same-day service reduces collection vehicle traffic in neighborhoods to one day per week and simplifies the disposal and collection efforts for our residents.  The goal being better compliance and easier enforcement.”

The same-day service uses multiple trucks to complete collections.  

For more information, or to find your waste collection day, please visit https://www.capecoral.gov/department/public_works/solid_waste.php  or call the 311 Call Center.

Youth Center Call to Young Artists, Ages 12-18

Youth Center Call to Young Artists, Ages 12-18

The Cape Coral Youth Council, in partnership with the Cape Coral Art Center, announces a call for entries for its Junior Project, Art Center Mural.  Three artists will be selected to design, create and install 3 separate murals, 9 feet by 10 feet, on Building 2 of the Cape Coral Art Center

Artists should be ages 12-18 years old and reside in Cape Coral.  Artists can submit up to 3 original designs.  Please submit exact mural design, along with an Artist Bio consisting of 100 to 200 words, and Statement of Intent, also 100-200 words in length. 

Themes to consider:  Local Art, City Meets Nature, Youth in the Community, Cape Coral History, Native Wildlife and Scenery

Email submissions to YouthCouncil@capecoral.gov.  The deadline for entries is January 16, 2022

Cape Coral City Offices Closed for New Year’s Holiday

Cape Coral City Offices Closed for New Year’s Holiday

City Hall will be closed Friday, December 31 in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

Trash Collection services will not be impacted.

Parks & Recreation

  • On Friday, December 31 and through the holiday weekend:  boat ramps, parks and preserves will be open.
  • Administrative offices, recreation centers and the Yacht Club pool are closed Friday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. 
  • Administrative offices resume normal operating hours Monday, Jan. 3.

311 Call Center & Water Account Services

  • The 311 Call Center and Water Account Services are closed Friday, Dec. 31, and Saturday, Jan. 1, and will reopen Monday, Jan. 3.
  • To pay your water bill, visit our website, www.capecoral.gov, and go to Pay Water Bill.  Checks can be placed in the designated payment drop box at City Hall.

The City of Cape Coral wishes everyone a Happy New Year!

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