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Mexico Beach, Florida after Hurricane Michael. Credit: Chris O'Mera AP
Mexico Beach, Florida after Hurricane Michael. Credit: Chris O'Mera AP

Lee County asks residents to prepare yard for hurricane season

We’re less than two months away from hurricane season, and Lee County wants to make sure your yard is ready by cleaning it up properly.

Lee County Solid Waste asks you to put your yard waste in paper bags and waste bins instead of plastic bags.

Officials said if the entire community stopped bagging their yard in plastic, we could reuse another 10,000 tons of waste each year.

Mulch is available for free at five locations across the county:

  • Bonita Springs: Imperial River Kayak Launch, 27551 S. Tamiami Trail
  • Lehigh Acres: Lehigh Acres Community Park, 1400 W. Fifth St
  • North Fort Myers: North Fort Myers Community Park, 2000 N. Recreation Park Way
  • Pine Island: 6090 Masters Landing Drive, St. James City
  • San Carlos Park: Three Oaks Park, 18251 Three Oaks Parkway

For more information and tips about how to “Keep Lee Plastic Free,” visit the county website. And for more info. about taking care of your yard special to Lee County, visit the UF/IFAS extension.

Writer:WINK News
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