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Lee County Solid Waste alerts east Lee County residents about temporary service issues

By Staff | Sep 30, 2020

Lee County Solid Waste is alerting residents of Lehigh Acres, Buckingham, Alva, Fort Myers Shores, Tice and the Riverdale area to expect delays in their curbside collection this week.

Residents should leave their carts at the curb on their regularly scheduled pickup day until Lee County’s contracted franchise hauler for this area collects the material. The impacted ZIP codes for this area are 33905, 33920, 33936, 33971, 33972, 33973, 33974 and 33976.

To keep residents informed, the county will post further updates to Lee County Government Facebook and at www.leegov.com and www.leegov.com/solidwaste.

Earlier today, Sept. 30, many customers in these areas, which are serviced by the contracted franchise hauler Advanced Disposal, did not have curbside materials picked up. This was due to Advanced Disposal’s drivers staging a walkout. Lee County Solid Waste had no advance notice of potential personnel issues related to the contracted franchise hauler. About 25% of scheduled households in the impacted area received regular service today.

The county continues to work with Advanced Disposal management to remedy the situation.