Hendry County Special Districts will be hosting free waste amnesty days from April 17 to 22 from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in honor of Earth Day. Unincorporated residents with identification can bring accepted waste to the LaBelle Transfer station at 1280 Forestry Division Road or the Clewiston Transfer Station at 1350 Olympia Ave.
Hendry County will accept yard waste with the requirements that no single branch is larger than four feet long and four inches in diameter. Construction debris including lumber, shingles, drywall, glass, tile and wire will be accepted. Other acceptable waste includes white goods and furniture such as washers, stoves, water heaters, sofas, mattresses and chairs.
“Earth Day is all about promoting environmental awareness and boosting recycling efforts,” said County Administrator Charles Chapman. “Here in Hendry County, this is important to us so that we can continue to work together in keeping our communities clean and beautiful."
Amnesty days are part of an ongoing effort from Hendry County to provide opportunities to clean up properties and dispose of household waste at no cost to residents. This includes residents that live in outlying areas and have limited access to dispose of waste in the most environmentally conscious way. Residents with question can contact Hendry County Special Districts at 863-675-5252.