Many Cape Coral residents are tired of waiting for a solution to their trash pickup woes.
Waste Pro says it’s hiring subcontractors to help deal with its driver shortage. At the same time, the company says it’s actively recruiting new ones.
Waste Pro Division Manager Bill Jones said the driver shortage is something the company is experiencing nationwide. The company recently hired some subcontractors to help out with the bulk pickup, Jones said.
For anyone interested in a position, Waste Pro will train prospective drivers and pay for state testing and certification.
If you have concerns about trash pickup, there is an open meeting between the City of Cape Coral and Waste Pro coming up on Wednesday, April 7th at 2 pm in Council Chambers.
Animals, art, the Easter Bunny, farms, festivals, and more.
Making weekend plans? Check out these 5 things to do this weekend inSWFL:
Dog Show Extravaganza
The Greater Fort Myers Dog Club is happy to announce our Dog Show Extravaganza. This is a 3 DAY event. There will be AKC Conformation, rally, and obedience. Along with Dock Diving, Fast Cat, American Temperament Testing, CGC Testing, Trick Dog Testing, Dog Supply Vendors, Rescue Row, Deputy Dogs and much more!!! A portion of the proceeds of this event will be donate to local area shelters. To enter the event is FREE. There is a $5 per car parking fee. Hours: Friday 9 am – 5 pm; Sat & Sun 8 am – 4 pm at the Lee Civic Center.
Celebrate spring with the Easter Bunny as he gets things hopping around the Farm! This family friendly event features all your favorite farm attractions, non-stop egg hunts, scavenger hunt, egg painting, food truck. Over 30 Activities, 300 animals that you can hold, touch and feed, petting zoo, maze, butterfly experience, bird aviary, and more. It’s an EGG-citing way start the spring season! Easter Bunny meet-and-greets takes place each hour throughout event at Springtime Farms Adventure Park in North Fort Myers. All Day Pass Special only $10, you must mention this special to the cashier. $8 on weekdays. Also get a Free Plant just for Visiting. Open Saturday & Sunday from 9 am – 4 pm.
Naples’ thriving arts and culture district expands nationally at the last major winter art show of the season. This 2-day event, both Saturday and Sunday from 9 am – 5 pm, features jury selected artists from across the country showcasing their work from 17 artistic mediums. Find just the piece of fine art or fine craft you’ve been seeking while leisurely strolling scenic downtown Naples on prestigious 5th Avenue South with its upscale shops and restaurants. This event is FREE to attend.
Shop the Farm is hosting its Spring Market on Saturday from 9 am-2 pm. Join us for fun on the farm with 50+ Local Vendor’s, Food Trucks, Music, and fun for all ages!!Bring your family and make memories. Admission is free. Parking is $5 per vehicle.
Begin your Easter celebration to the Cape Coral Yacht Club Pool on Saturday evening for the “Eggs-travanganza,” where it’s all about the eggs! Enjoy swimming, games, a scavenger hunt, a craft, and a chance to meet “Peter Cotton Tail,” all starting at 5:30 pm. The cost is just $8 for Adults and $6 for Children 12 & under. Advanced registration is required at 239-242-3816.