Solid Waste, Recyclables, Horticulture and Bulk Trash Removal
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 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.
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 keep at least a five (5) foot clearance from mailboxes, trees, parked cars, etc.
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Residential Recycling Collection:
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 should be placed neatly at the curb and cannot weigh more than fifty (50) pounds.
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 need not 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 the collection and disposal of land clearing debris.
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Open Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
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.
Commercial businesses are not permitted to use the facility because the program is an optional complementary service for residential use only. Proof of residency may be required to dispose of items. Household chemical waste and recycling will not be accepted at the drop-off location.
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Quarterly Bulk Waste Events
The City partners with Waste Pro and Lee County's Solid Waste Division to offer quarterly drop-off events to collect bulk items and household chemical waste (HCW). Waste will be collected from 7:00-11:00 a.m. on the following dates in the City Hall parking lot at 1015 Cultural Park Boulevard:
These quarterly events give residents another way to dispose of large items and a safe and responsible way to dispose of HCW. Residents should use the main entrance to City Hall on Cultural Park Blvd. to drop off items. Materials for drop-off will be collected from vehicle trunks and truck beds.
Proof of residency may be required to drop off items. Photo IDs with a Cape Coral address and Cape Coral utility bills from an active account are acceptable items to prove your residency.
Items that will be accepted at the event include:
· Drain cleaners and pool chemicals
· Liquid paint and thinners
· Polishes and strippers
· Fluorescent tubes
· Car and boat batteries
· Automotive oil
· Gas propane tanks
· Yard Waste
No white goods will be accepted.
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There are six (6) Holidays that Waste Pro will not be providing collection and disposal services on:
New Year’s Day: 1st Day in January
Memorial Day: Last Monday in May
Independence Day: 4th Day of July
Labor Day: 1st Monday in September
Thanksgiving Day: 4th Thursday in November
Christmas Day: 25th Day of December
How the Holiday Schedule Works:
If the holiday happens to fall on Saturday or Sunday, your collection schedule will not be affected.
If the holiday falls on a weekday, the collection schedule will be delayed one day from the day of the holiday for the remainder of the week.
For instance, if the holiday falls on a Wednesday, then Monday and Tuesday collections would be performed as regularly scheduled, Wednesday's collection would occur on Thursday, Thursday's collection would occur on Friday and Friday's collection would occur on Saturday.--> Click here to see Frequently Asked Questions About Waste Service
For more information visit Waste Pro Service in the City of Cape Coral.
View the Solid Waste Collection Service Update from February 2022