With warmer spring weather here, we're spending more time outside.
Lee County Code
enforcers say that means people are leaving more trash behind.
Code enforcement officers say a person will only get one warning
about trash in their yards before they get a citation.
Lee County code enforcement is once again cracking down on trash
and littering in neighborhoods.
"They see problems, they see things that bother them that are
in violations of their ordinances and
they call us and we get busy. So it's our time of year we try to a crackdown
and let people know that we are serious," said Ben Roberts.
Code enforcement officer, Ben Roberts says this Lee County
neighborhood is often a problem area. But today things seem to be under
"The Winding Way area. We get lots of complaints from this
area. Trash cans be left in the roads all the time, trash on the right a way,
We did find some violations, like this cooler left in a front
"If I get a complaint about that or I see that violation,
that's when I give them a notice. This has got to be removed, said Roberts.
Roberts says you need to remove your trash can from the street
once it is emptied. Rolling it back to your home can save you from a citation.
"They have to go to court and up to a $1,000 fine, up to 60
days in jail or both," said Roberts.
This pile of debris is also a violation. Roberts says code enforcement
is complaint driven. They'll check out problem areas that neighbors let them
know about, and they hope people will be more mindful when setting trash
A free trash day
is offered at the Lee County landfill the last Saturday of each month to those
who want to bring items not picked up on trash days.
The types of debris
accepted is inert debris,
which consists of limbs, leaves, pine straw or cones and trees. We will also accept
white goods, which consist of appliances and metals. The maximum amount of disposal
that will be allowed is 500 pounds of debris each month.