provided to The Santiva Chronicle
Sanibel residents will be able to safely and responsibly dispose of household chemical waste such as leftover paints, cleaners, herbicides, pesticides, automotive fluids, and pool chemicals.
The collection event, hosted in partnership with Lee County Solid Waste, will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, in the parking lot in front of the Sanibel Library, 770 Dunlop Rd. Drop off is an easy, drive-through process available to all residents at no charge.
The HCW collection is part of the Interlocal Agreement between the City of Sanibel and Lee County to provide residents convenient and responsible disposal of chemicals that might otherwise be harmful to people and the environment.
The event is for collection of residential chemical waste. Businesses that need chemical waste disposal may call 239-533-8000 to schedule an appointment for the monthly business collection held at the county’s permanent Household Chemical Waste drop-off location, 6441 Topaz Court, Fort Myers.
The following items are NOT chemical waste:
• Empty paint cans and dried paint
• Empty automotive fluid containers, etc.
• Small-engine equipment such as pressure washers, lawnmowers,
weed eaters, etc.
• Small electronic parts such as routers, mice, keyboards, etc.
• Small appliances
The items listed above can all be set out with your regular household garbage.