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Household chemical waste collection scheduled for May 1

By Staff | Apr 28, 2021

The city of Cape Coral is partnering with Lee County’s Solid Waste Division to offer Cape Coral residents a safe and responsible way to dispose of household chemical waste this Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 1015 Cultural Park Boulevard, the City Hall parking lot.

The event will be held in conjunction with Waste Pro’s collection of trash, horticulture, and bulk items at the same location.

Items that will be accepted for disposal include:

Drain cleaners

Pool chemicals


Liquid paint and thinners

Polishes and strippers

Fluorescent tubes


Car and boat batteries

Auto oil

Gas propane tanks



Yard Waste

Lee County’s Solid Waste Division offers household chemical waste collection in Cape Coral every quarter. The county’s household chemical waste and electronics recycling facility is in Fort Myers at 6441 Topaz Court and is open Mondays through Fridays, and the first Saturday of each month.

All visitors are encouraged to wear facemasks and remain in their vehicles at all times to comply with social distancing requirements. Materials for drop-off will be collected from trunks of vehicles and the beds of trucks. Proof of residency is required to drop off items. Proof of residency may include photo identification with a Cape Coral address or photo identification and a utility bill, with an active Cape Coral utility account.

Source: City of Cape Coral