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County operations make adjustments for July 4 holiday

By Staff | Jun 24, 2020

The Fourth of July holiday will result in some closures and schedule changes for Lee County operations. Lee County administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, and will reopen on Monday, July 6.

The following are adjustments due to Independence Day falling on Saturday:

Solid Waste

There will be no change to residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collections in unincorporated Lee County, the City of Bonita Springs, the Village of Estero and the Town of Fort Myers Beach.

The Resource Recovery Facility on Buckingham Road will be open to accept waste from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 3. The Resource Recovery Facility will be closed on July 4.

All Solid Waste offices and the Household Chemical Waste Collection Facility, 6441 Topaz Court, will be closed both Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4.

The Household Chemical Waste Collection Facility, which is normally open on the first Saturday of each month, will instead be open 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13.

The Solid Waste Department urges all residents to recycle the plastic, metal and glass from their Independence Day celebrations.

Parks & Recreation

Lee County’s parks, splash pads and preserves remain open Friday, July 3, and through the holiday weekend. Pools are open Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4. Pools are closed Sunday and Monday, July 5 and 6, and will re-open Tuesday, July 7. Visitors are asked to observe Centers for Disease Control guidelines, including social distancing.

Recreation Centers will be open for the summer camp program Friday, July 3, but remain closed for all other activities. Rec Centers will re-open Monday, July 6, for the summer camp program only. Administration offices will be closed.

Animal Services

Animal Services, 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, will be closed on Friday, July 3. Normal business hours will resume Monday, July 6. The lobby will resume Saturday adoptions and lobby hours on July 11.


Service will operate on July 3. LeeTran will not run bus, trolley or paratransit service on Saturday, July 4. Service will resume Sunday, July 5.

Library System

On Friday, July 3, the following libraries will be open with limited in-branch services: Bonita Springs Public Library, Cape Coral Lee County Library, East County Regional Library, Fort Myers Regional Library, Lakes Regional Library, North Fort Myers Public Library, Northwest Regional Library and South County Regional Library.

Libraries will be closed Saturday, July 4, including curbside pickup.

On Monday, July 6, the previously listed libraries will resume their schedule. Please note, some library branches remain closed because of the county’s phased in approach during the COVID-19 response.

Library Administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3. Library online resources are available 24/7 at www.leegov.com/library/online.

For additional information, visit www.leegov.com or on Facebook: Lee County government.