Lee County Operations Adjust schedules for Independence Day

Most Lee County administrative operations will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. 

The county’s holiday schedule adjustments are as follows: 

Solid Waste 

All garbage, recycling and yard waste collections in unincorporated Lee County, the City of Bonita Springs, the Village of Estero and the Town of Fort Myers Beach will take place one day after the regularly scheduled collection day following the July 4 holiday. This means that if your regular collection day is Wednesday, July 3, your pickup will be as normally scheduled. Thursday’s regularly scheduled pickups will be on Friday. Friday’s regularly scheduled pickups will occur on Saturday, and so on for the rest of the week through Saturday, July 6. Regular collection schedules resume on Monday, July 8. 

Lee County Solid Waste facilities and offices are closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of the holiday. This includes operations at the Household Chemical Waste Collection Facility, 6441 Topaz Court, the Resource Recovery Facility on Buckingham Road and the Lee/Hendry Regional Solid Waste Disposal Facility. 

Solid Waste urges all residents to recycle plastic, metal and glass containers from Independence Day activities. 

Lee County Utilities 

The offices of Lee County Utilities, the Call Center and drive-thru window will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. A drop-box is on-site at the front door and another accessible via the drive-thru for payments by check. 


All library locations will be closed on Thursday, July 4. Each branch will resume regular operating hours on Friday, July 5. The library is always available online at www.leelibrary.net/online. 

Domestic Animal Services 

Animal Services, 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, will be closed for the holiday on Thursday, July 4, but will resume regular business hours on Friday, July 5. 


LeeTran will not run bus, trolley, ULTRA on-demand, or paratransit service on the holiday, Thursday, July 4. Service resumes Friday, July 5. Route schedules and maps are at www.rideleetran.com. 

Parks & Recreation 

Parks, beaches, pools and preserves remain open on Independence Day. Offices and recreation centers are closed Thursday, July 4, and will reopen Friday, July 5. Check www.leeparks.org for the list of open locations, hours and amenities. The county asks park patrons to remember no alcohol is permitted in county parks. Lee County reminds residents and visitors that the Causeway Islands Park on the Sanibel Causeway remains closed to watercraft, pedestrian and bicycle traffic due to the active construction zone. 


The Lee County Department of Transportation reminds motorists the Cape Coral Bridge will be closed for the Red, White & Boom celebration from 3 a.m. Thursday, July 4, through 3 a.m. Friday, July 5. Cape Coral Parkway from Del Prado Boulevard to the bridge also will be closed at that time. 

Motorists are encouraged to use the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge or Business 41 bridges. Traffic congestion may be heavier than usual due to the closure of the U.S. 41 bridge for the Florida DOT project. 

Lee DOT will place message boards for motorists in advance of the closure; they will remain in place through the holiday and the closing. Motorists should plan for an alternate route. 

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