CAPE CORAL, FL — Terry Schweitzer, Cape Coral’s solid waste manager, told city leaders that only 10 of Cape Coral’s 21 gated communities had submitted forms for debris removal. rice field.
Jim Jenke, who lives in one of the communities where Schweitzer says he submitted the form, showed Fox 4 how much debris was still left on the street.
“There is still trash on some lawns,” Jenke said.
On Thursday, other neighbors like Mike Reese, whose pile of debris continues to grow, say they welcome additional help.
“I can’t wait to restore the garden to its original condition,” Reese said.
The idea of restoring the condition became a new possibility as state officials signed contracts with FEMA to allow garbage trucks into driveways and gated communities that sign up for the service.
Schweitzer said the forms are to be submitted by the community’s Homeowners Association (HOA), but residents can fill them out themselves through the city’s website.
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“We take the form and give it to the contractor, who calls the Homeowners Association and schedules the cleaning,” says Schweitzer.
On Thursday, Fox 4 did not receive a response from Cape Coral City leaders when asked how long it would take for these tracks to appear after the form was submitted.
Neighbors like Jim Jankem said all they saw was a private garbage collector.
“Amazingly, Crawford, our landscaper was like an animal whoever put the fire down.
On Thursday, Fox 4 spotted a landscaper picking up the debris and dumping it near a city street where a debris truck would stop and collect.
Mike Reese said the additional debris trucks will help his community clear the streets, but he doesn’t think they’ll be there in time for Halloween.
“I really don’t want to encourage my kids to go out in this mess,” Reese said.
Forms and services can be applied for online at no cost to homeowners.