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Lee County: Use hurricane-season gasoline now, dispose of cooking oil and other chemicals

By Staff | Dec 6, 2019

The Lee County Government is reminding 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 de-grades 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. Lee County 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.

Residents are also encouraged to bring leftover oil from holiday turkey frying, old paint, fluorescent lightbulbs and other household chemicals to the facility located at the Topaz Court Solid Waste Annex, 6441 Topaz in Fort Myers. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month, including this Saturday, Dec. 7.