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Solid Waste, Recyclables, Horticulture and Bulk Trash Removal

The City of Cape Coral contracts with Waste Pro to provide solid waste removal services to the residents and business owners. Below are some resources to assist with preparing your waste to ensure it complies.

Check Your Trash Day Search Tool (instructions below):

  • Click on the below icon and enter your address in the search bar at the top of the page.
     
  • The colors on the map legend correspond with the map colors. Users also can click on the dot at the address to display the trash/recycling/horticulture and bulk pickup days. Bulk pick-up days are always the same as your normal trash pick-up. 

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Residential Trash Collection:
All Residential curbside services start at 6:00 a.m., so please make sure that all items for collection are placed curbside by 6:00 a.m. to avoid missing any of the collection vehicles.

Waste Pro provides residential collection and disposal service for all household trash, garbage, and recycling generated from residential customers, which has been properly prepared and contained in the correct refuse container provided under the Automated Cart Program.

Extra garbage that does not fit in the brown garbage can be placed out for collection in plastic bags set next to the can. Each bag can not weigh more than fifty (50) pounds and be stacked neatly at the curb.

Remember to keep a three (3) foot clearance between and around each can for collection and that the wheels and handle are to face the house. Please remember to keep at least a five (5) foot clearance from mailboxes, trees, parked cars, etc.


Residential Recycling Collection:
Residential curbside collection is provided one (1) time per week. Your collection day is based on your location and is the same day as your trash day.

Extra recycling that does not fit in the green recycle can may be placed out for collection in an empty cardboard box with the words “EXTRA RECYCLE” written large and clear enough for the driver to see set next to the can. Each box is to be placed neatly at the curb and cannot weigh more than fifty (50) pounds.

Remember to keep a three (3) foot clearance between and around each can for collection and that the wheels and handle are to face the house. Please remember to keep at least a five (5) foot clearance from mailboxes, trees, parked cars, etc.

Click here to view Lee County’s Recycling information.


Residential Horticulture Collection:
Waste Pro provides Residential Yard Waste (horticulture) collection and disposal service for all TRIMMINGS (branches and limbs from trees and shrubs), grass clippings, fallen fruit, leaves, weeds, and palm fronds generated from residential customers which have been properly contained (bagged or containerized less than 50 lbs.) and placed curbside for collection. Branches and limbs from trees and shrubs are to be cut in lengths no more than six (6) feet long and tied up in bundles weighing no more than fifty (50) pounds and no more than 4 inches in diameter.

Palm Fronds do not need to be cut down, bundled, or tied. Just make one (1) single neat pile with nothing but palm fronds in a pile and a second neat pile with the rest of your yard waste that has been bundled and tied up. Small clippings, weeds, grass clippings, etc. may be put in your own personal garbage can that is no more than forty (40) gallons in size, has a weatherproof lid and handles on both sides of the brown paper or plastic lawn and leaf bags you can purchase from local stores. Each can or bag of yard waste set out for collection can weigh no more than fifty (50) pounds. There is a charge for collection and disposal of land clearing debris. 

Bulk Waste Drop-Off Site is Open for Residents 
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The bulk waste drop-off site is a pilot program that will be implemented for one year. The site operates Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
 
The bulk waste drop-off site is located on the west side of the North Cape Government Complex. The address for the complex is 1200 Kismet Parkway; however, the bulk-drop off-site entrance is off NW 14th Avenue, at the western portion of the complex.
 
In addition, don't forget about the quarterly drop-off event located at City Hall, 1015 Cultural Park Boulevard, Cape Coral. 

Solid Waste Collection Service Performance Update
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Bulky Waste Now Included in Same-Day Trash Collection
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As of January 10, 2022, bulk waste, garbage, recycling, and yard waste  are all collected on the same day.

Holiday Schedule
There are only six (6) Holidays that Waste Pro will not be providing collection and disposal services on:
  1. New Year’s Day: 1st Day in January
  2. Memorial Day: Last Monday in May
  3. Independence Day: 4th Day of July
  4. Labor Day: 1st Monday in September
  5. Thanksgiving Day: 4th Thursday in November
  6. Christmas Day: 25th Day of December
How It Works
If you have a regular trash pickup day on a Monday, and one of the holidays listed above falls on a Monday, your trash will be picked up on Tuesday. Tuesday trash pickup will be on Wednesday, Wednesday on Thursday, Thursday on Friday, and Friday on Saturday.

If you have a regular trash pickup day on a Tuesday, and one of the holidays listed above falls on a Tuesday, then your trash will be picked up on Wednesday. Wednesday trash pickup will be on Thursday, Thursday on Friday and Friday on Saturday.

If you have regular trash pickup day on a Wednesday, and one of the holidays listed above falls on a Wednesday, then your trash will be picked up on Thursday. Thursday trash pickup will be on Friday and Friday on Saturday.

If you have a regular trash pickup day on a Thursday, and one of the holidays listed above falls on a Thursday, then your trash will be picked up on Friday. Friday trash pickup will be on Saturday.

If you have a regular trash pickup day on a Friday, and one of the holidays listed above falls on a Friday, then your trash will be picked up on Saturday.

If the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday there is no change to your collection schedule.
The trash schedule will return to the regular pickup schedule the following Monday.

How much knowledge do you have in properly disposing of your solid waste and horticulture? Take the Solid Waste Quiz now.

For more information on the services that are provided visit Waste Pro Service in the City of Cape Coral.
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