To the Editor:
Lee County Solid Waste is encouraging residents to use the holiday weekend to prepare their properties for hurricane season.
Pruning trees and shrubs now that could damage your home or pool cage during a storm can mitigate damage.
Survey your property for any items that could become a projectile during a storm. Secure them or set them out for disposal in the coming weeks.
Yard trimmings can be set out in waste cans, paper lawn and leaf bags, or tied with cotton string into bundles weighing 50 pounds or less. Palm fronds do not need to be tied if they are stacked neatly at the curb in piles weighing less than 50 pounds.
Cleaning out shed or closets this holiday weekend? Remember the county’s Household Chemical Waste drop-off location is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and also 8 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month at 6441 Topaz Court, Fort Myers. Residents can bring any old paint, fertilizer, pesticides or other chemicals for safe and responsible disposal. It’s an easy drive-through process available to all residents at no additional charge. Businesses need to make an appointment to drop off chemicals during the monthly business collection.
For more information on preparing your property for a storm, visit leegov.com/solidwaste/hurricane
Betsy Clayton, APR/CPRC
Lee County Government