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County operations adjusted for upcoming holiday

By Staff | Jun 30, 2020

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

The following are adjustments due to the holiday falling on a Saturday:

– Solid Waste

There will be no change to residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collections in unincorporated Lee County, City of Bonita Springs, Village of Estero and 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 July 3. The Resource Recovery Facility will be closed on July 4.

All Solid Waste offices and the Household Chemical Waste Collection Facility, at 6441 Topaz Court, Fort Myers, will be closed on July 3-4.

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

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

– Library System

On 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 on July 4, including curbside pickup.

On July 6, the above listed libraries will resume their schedule. Some library branches, including the Captiva Memorial Library, remain closed because of the county’s phased in approach during the COVID-19 response.

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

– Parks and Recreation

Lee County’s parks, splash pads and preserves will remain open on July 3 and through the holiday weekend. Pools are open on July 3-4; pools are closed on July 5-6 and will reopen on 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 on July 3, but remain closed for all other activities. The centers will reopen on July 6 for the summer camp program only. Administration offices will be closed.

– Animal Services

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

– LeeTran

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

For more information, visit www.leegov.com or “Lee County Government” on Facebook.