Trash Guidelines



The county Household Chemical Waste Facility opened April, 2008 in Fort Myers, in the industrial area off Metro Parkway. You can drop off car batteries, computers and pool chemicals, regardless of where you live in Lee County.

This disposal offers an opportunity to protect the environment because almost everything is recycled. Chemicals such as pesticides, battery acid and mercury are sent to an incinerator in Tampa, instead of threatening the health of children, pets and wildlife, or ending up in runoff that can be carried to underground drinking water supplies.

  • Disposable materials: adhesives, ammunition, antifreeze, asbestos, brake fluid, car batteries, cell phones, compact fluorescent light bulbs, computer monitors, computers, electronics, fertilizers, fluorescent bulbs, fungicides, gasoline, herbicides, household cleaners, inkjet cartridges, insecticides, items containing mercury, NiCad batteries, paint, paint thinners, pesticides, pool chemicals, propane tanks, rechargeable batteries, single-use batteries, thermostats containing mercury.
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; closed holidays.
  • Location: 6441 Topaz Court, Fort Myers.