Lee County closes two Hurricane Ian debris public drop-off sites | News, Sports, Jobs

Two public drop-off sites for Hurricane Ian storm debris will close at 5:30 pm Friday, Dec. 9. The sites are:

• Mosquito Control, 1840 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres

• Brooks Park, 50 South Road, Fort Myers

These sites opened to residents less than a week after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida to allow free disposal to those who chose to self-haul storm debris.

More than 4,600 people have visited the two sites, but both sites are now closing due to diminished use. The Brooks Park site initially saw days with more than 100 visitors and then averaged 66 people per day. Last week, that average dropped to 38. The Mosquito Control site, which accepted only vegetative debris, saw an average of 28 people a day with a recent daily average of 12.

Lee County’s remaining two sites will continue to operate through Wednesday, Dec. 21. They are:

• Shell Factory, 2805 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers

• San Carlos Utility Site, 18078 Cypress Point Road, Fort Myers

Lee County’s Hurricane Ian Debris website, www.leegov.com/debris, provides information to residents with features such as a one-stop location with tips, data, timelines, photos, videos and other important information about Hurricane Ian debris collection efforts. On the site, residents can learn how types of debris are classified and how they should be separated at the curb accordingly. Residents can track Lee County’s progress in collecting debris from unincorporated areas and learn about the process for getting debris collected from private or gated communities or from commercial property.

For Hurricane Ian response updates and information, check www.leegov.com/storm or follow Lee County Government on Facebook, www.facebook.com/leecountyflbocc.

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