Storm debris set-out deadline announced for remainder of unincorporated Lee County

Fort Myers, FL  – Lee County has announced a set-out deadline of March 1 for the remainder of unincorporated areas to place Hurricane Ian debris at the curb.

This final set-out date pertains to areas that have not had a previous deadline, such as Matlacha, St. James City, North Fort Myers, San Carlos Island, Punta Rassa, Jonathan’s Harbor, Harlem Heights, Buckingham/Orange River, Tice, Alva and the Corkscrew Road corridor. Addresses along Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach also will have this set-out deadline.

As the County transitions away from public right-of-way collection of storm debris in compliance with a March 29 FEMA deadline, residents needing assistance with removal of storm debris on private property are reminded to apply to the Florida Division of Emergency Management by visiting  or calling 850-961-2002.

The county reminds residents that it will take several weeks for all collections to occur and residents are asked to have residential storm debris at the curb by the final set-out date of March 1. Residents can use regular curbside collection services after the March 1 deadline.

Please note, this debris collection is for residential storm debris only and does not include debris from land clearing or commercial sites, including agriculture. Those entities must pay to remove materials or self-haul materials to an appropriate site. Go to for more information.

If you live in a city, check with your municipality about debris-hauling schedules or set-out dates.

Lee County has collected about 6 million cubic yards of debris to date. When the March 29 FEMA reimbursement deadline passes, an estimated 12 million cubic yards of debris will have been collected throughout unincorporated Lee County and the six municipalities.

Previous debris set-out deadlines were established for the following unincorporated areas:

  • Lehigh Acres
  • Gateway
  • Briarcliff
  • Daniels Parkway corridor
  • Eagle Ridge
  • Florida Gulf Coast University / Miromar areas
  • Gasparilla Island / Boca Grande
  • San Carlos Park
  • The Villas
  • Whiskey Creek / McGregor
  • Maravilla
  • Pine Manor
  • Page Park
  • Beacon Manor
  • Winkler Road corridor
  • Royal Tee
  • Burnt Store
  • Herons Glen
  • Tara Woods
  • Pine Island north of the Pine Island Road/Stringfellow intersection.
  • Waterway Estates
  • Fort Myers Shores
  • Iona/McGregor
  • Island Park
  • Cypress Lake
  • Captiva

Collection in these areas have been completed or will be soon. Residents in these areas can have vegetation and horticulture waste picked up by the county’s normal waste-collection haulers. Set-out standards can be found at

Residents can track debris collection progress, learn how to stack debris and gather other Hurricane Ian debris information at Information about normal curbside pickup of garbage, recycling and yard waste can be found at

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