Although operator oversights may occasionally occur, refuse is typically not collected if carts are overweight, not placed out on time, blocked by vehicles (impairing the drivers sight), or overfilled creating a mess, when serviced. Cart must be placed 5 feet from any obstruction in order to service safely. Helpful directions are listed on the can lid.
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Please see the collection schedule and map.
We would like for you to have the trash and recycling cart out the night before to ensure it will not be missed, but it must be out no later than 6:30 a.m. on the scheduled trash/recycling collection day.
Additionally, upon request, we can provide a 96 gallon horticulture cart for yard trimmings and clippings at a cost of $2.75 per month.
For trash you can request an additional can for $7.34 a month serviced 1x a week or a one-time pick up charge of $13.25. For recycling you can receive an additional cart free of charge serviced 1x a week by calling the Solid Waste Division @ (239) 321-8050.
If your cart is stolen, damaged or broken, please call the Solid Waste Division at (239) 321-8050 to have it repaired or replaced.
These items are not collected by the City of Fort Myers but can be dispose of without charge by calling Lee County @ (239)533-8000, located 6441 Topaz Ct. Fort Myers.