Strange Smell Lingers Across Southwest Florida

WFTXPublished: October 8, 2017
Published: October 8, 2017

Many residents in Southwest Florida woke up to an unusual smell Sunday morning. Fox 4 received emails from our viewers about the unpleasant odor. The Collier County Solid Waste Department is telling us that the smell is originating from the county landfill off Collier Boulevard. The increase in municipal solid waste resulting from Hurricane Irma and the recent rains have caused some odor in the landfill. Waste Management International has been covering the active landfill area with a mixture of dirt, mulch and shell in an effort to mitigate the odor, however, the current wind flow is transporting the odor to other parts of SWFL.

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