Debris drop off location available for Cape Coral residents


CAPE CORAL, Fla. It could take weeks for the county to cleanup debris after Hurricane Irma, but some residents have found a faster solution.

Cape Coral resident Brian Lockner made his fourth and final trip Wednesday to the Cape Coral Debris Dump Site off of Andalusia Boulevard and Pine Island Road.

“We’re happy. Got the yard mowed and we’re all cleaned up, we got our roof fixed today and we’re all finished and happy about it. Goodbye Irma,” Lockner said.

Only Cape Coral residents can drop off vegetation and construction debris at the dump site for free.

The site is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and residents must bring an ID.

In Lee County, some 63,000 cubic yards of debris have been picked up in the first 10 days of collection, but 2,436 miles of roads have debris still to be removed, Lee County spokeswoman Betsy Clayton said.

Collier County estimates it could take about four to six months to clear all storm debris, county manager Leo Ochs said.

Below are links to information on debris pickup around Southwest Florida:

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