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Dumpsters Available for People to Get Rid of Red Tide Fish

There are some many dead fish washing up ashore near peoples homes and businesses due to red tide. Lee County is providing dumpsters for people to dispose of the dead fish.

Here’s a list of where you can dispose of the dead fish:

  • Lynn Hall Memorial Beach Park – 950 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Crescent Beach Family Park – 1100 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Bowditch Point Beach Park – 50 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • 7th Street Beach Access – 7th St W. Boca Grande, FL 33921
  • Causeway Islands – 19931 Sanibel Causeway Road Sanibel, FL 33957
  • Bonita Beach access #10 – 26082 Hickory Blvd. Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Lee County also suggests that people can double-bag fish and place it in regular household trash containers, but people are advised that the hauler will not be able to make additional collections outside of regularly scheduled collection days.

For days now several beaches in Southwest Florida has been covered with dead fish because of red tide, but Lee County has hired a debris-removal contractor to help the Parks & Recreation employees to clean county beaches affected by the recent red tide fish kill.

For more information on red tide statewide, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission site http://myfwc.com/redtidestatus

Reporting by Terrace Myles

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