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Household Chemical Waste Collection Day set for Saturday, March 26

By Staff | Mar 16, 2016

Lee County Solid Waste Division will collect hazardous waste in Cape Coral on Saturday, March 26, at the Public Works Annex on Everest Parkway. Collection hours will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the general public. The annex is at 1800 Everest Parkway – Del Prado turn east on SE 26th Street (the first light south of Veterans Memorial Parkway) and follow the signs.

Last year, Cape residents dropped off 47,257 pounds of household chemical waste, and 77 percent was recycled.

Household chemical waste cannot be placed in Dumpsters, compactors or curbside. 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. 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.

For more information on the types of hazardous waste that can be disposed at the collection, visit the County’s Solid Waste web page: www.leegov.com/solidwaste/residential/dispose/chemicals

Source: City of Cape Coral