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County reopens household chemical waste drop off

By Staff | May 13, 2020

Residents who want to drop off household chemicals for proper disposal can resume bringing their old paint, antifreeze, motor oil and solvents to the Lee County facility designed to accept these and other materials.

The Topaz Court Solid Waste Annex, at 6441 Topaz Court, Fort Myers, reopened on May 11 for residential chemical waste and electronics drop off. The county had previously closed the site to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

There is no charge to residents for the service. For a list of what people can bring to the site, visit www.leegov.com/solidwaste/residential/dispose/chemicals.

Also opened at the Topaz site, which is east of Metro Parkway and north of Crystal Drive, is the county’s Reuse Center. Additionally, the county resumed compost sales at both the Topaz site and its Resource Recovery Facility, at 10500 Buckingham Road. In an effort to reduce person-to-person contact, cash payments are discouraged; the county asks that customers be prepared to use a credit or debit card to purchase compost.

People who come to the sites are asked to observe recommendations from the Centers For Disease Control for social distancing. The county is taking a phased-in approach to reopening sites and facilities. Announcements about future openings will be forthcoming; check www.leegov.com/covid-19 or Facebook Lee County Government.

For Lee County Solid Waste information, call 239-533-8000.