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County officials: Use hurricane-season gasoline now

By Staff | Dec 19, 2019

Lee County Government reminds residents that gasoline supplies purchased for hurricane readiness can be used in lawn mowers and other equipment now that the 2019 hurricane season has ended.

Gasoline naturally degrades and loses combustibility over time so it is not advised to store gasoline from year to year. It begins to lose potency after a few months, depending on storage conditions.

Residents brought 1,350 gallons of old gasoline to Lee County’s household chemical waste facility for safe responsible disposal during the first two weeks of the 2019 hurricane season. Putting that gasoline to use now means it will not need to be disposed of in June.

Residents also are encouraged to bring leftover oil from holiday turkey frying, old paint, fluorescent lightbulbs and other household chemicals to the facility at the Topaz Court Solid Waste Annex, at 6441 Topaz, Fort Myers. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of each month.