There are 85 Piles of Debris on Estero Boulevard

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And there is no plan to pick any of it up. Lee County owns Estero Boulevard and they stopped collecting the debris when the state ended its reimbursement program March 1st. Lee County representatives told us Monday that if anyone sees illegal dumping they should call the Lee County Sheriff Department’s non-emergency telephone number.

A Lee County press release issued Monday stated that waste generated by contractors is not eligible for disaster-debris collection. “Waste and debris generated by contractors and left on public property creates safety hazards for pedestrians, motorists and emergency responders. Any waste left behind by contractors on public property will be considered illegal dumping, and the contractors will be held liable for any associated fines or penalties. All contractors are strongly urged to dispose of their waste in a responsible and lawful manner.”

The Town of Fort Myers Beach officially documented the 85 debris piles on Monday. It’s unclear when the debris was pushed out onto the right-of-way. Some of it could have been dumped there before the deadline and Lee County simply never picked it up. Some of it undoubtedly was dumped after the deadline.

Lee County has no plans to go after the contractors and property owners who dumped the debris on Estero and says the town is welcome to do so.

Here’s a map of all the debris the town tracked on Estero Boulevard.
Here are the 85 addresses where you can find debris on Estero Boulevard:
190 Estero Blvd
260 Key West Ct
450 Estero Blvd
457 Estero Blvd
475 Estero Blvd
510 Estero Blvd
521 Estero Blvd
538 Estero Blvd
570 Estero Blvd
601 Estero Blvd
701 Estero Blvd
714 Estero Blvd
754 Estero Blvd
780 Estero Blvd
925 Estero Blvd
1165 Estero Blvd
1270 Estero Blvd
1600 Estero Blvd
1661 Estero Blvd
1750 Estero Blvd
1821 Estero Blvd2000 Estero Blvd
2320 Estero Blvd
2633 Estero Blvd
2670 Estero Blvd
2681 Estero Blvd
2915 Estero Blvd
2928-2966 Estero Blvd
3040 Estero Blvd
3280 Estero Blvd
3425 Estero Blvd

3730 Estero Blvd
3749 Estero Blvd
3750 Estero Blvd
3800 Estero Blvd
3860 Estero Blvd
3900 Estero Blvd
3950 Estero Blvd
4050 Estero Blvd
4255 Estero Blvd
4300 Estero Blvd
4360 Estero Blvd
4560 Estero Blvd
4631 Estero Blvd
4770 Estero Blvd
4900 Estero Blvd
5157 Estero Blvd
5214 Estero Blvd
5251 Estero Blvd
5335 Estero Blvd
5370 Estero Blvd
5420 Estero Blvd
5421 Estero Blvd
5500 Estero Blvd
5531 Estero Blvd
5585 Estero Blvd
5720 Estero Blvd
5750 Estero Blvd
5755 Estero Blvd
5820 Estero Blvd
5890 Estero Blvd
5927 Estero Blvd
6400 Estero Blvd
6425 Estero Blvd
6530 Estero Blvd
6550 Estero Blvd
6890 Estero Blvd
7600 Estero Blvd
7798 Estero Blvd
7900 Estero Blvd
7909 Estero Blvd
7935 Estero Blvd
7950 Estero Blvd
7964 Estero Blvd
7986 Estero Blvd
8021 Estero Blvd
8124 Estero Blvd
8170 Estero Blvd
8222 Estero Blvd
8285 Estero Blvd
103 Gulf Island Dr
111 Madison Ct
119 Ibis St
150 Old San Carlos Blvd

14 COMMENTS

  1. It’s not hard to track who the debris belongs to. They didn’t move it a block and dump it. It came from the lot or two behind it. The contractor should have documented who he contacted to sign up for pick up. The streets had been clear of most Ian debris, this was a foundation, pool or footings.
    I thought you had til March 29 to schedule a pick up.
    I hope there is help for this the be removed but it’s not an impossible task just expensive.

    • Thats right and he is being investigated as we speak. He’s a snake and need to be brought down with his little cinderella wanna be thief.

  2. The county will ultimately be responsible and liable if any damage occurs. Regardless of how the debris got on their property, they ultimately will have to deal with it at their expense. It will be up to the town to push it to that point.

    • Oh they will eventually penalize the property owner and fine them until compliance so they can bilk them out of more money, never let a crisis go to waste when you can get the tax payer to pay for it.

  3. Lee County doesn’t care about FMB all they want is the tax revenue they collect! Just look at Lynn Hall park and Estero blvd! They are a disgrace!

  4. Wow! This debris was still caused by Ian and the county should still be responsible for it’s pickup. Just because the extra funding has been discontinued doesn’t mean the county doesn’t have a responsibility to it’s citizens

  5. And the streetlights go out in a week for turtle season making this a huge liability for those of us who live here and endangering us when walking, running and biking…especially before sunrise and after sunset.

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