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Residential Customers

Residential recycling is offered curbside throughout the city on a weekly basis.  The City of Florence Solid Waste and Recycling plant is located at 1200 Terrace Street in Florence.  Click Here for Location Map.  This location has bins located outside that are available 7 days per week, 24 hours per day, and are available to anyone who wants to recycle.

Residents may place their recyclables curbside for weekly pickup on the normal day they put their garbage out.  Please place it curbside, but not against your garbage cart.  You may place recyclables in light colored garbage bags, boxes, or any containers that you wish to use.

On holidays, residential garbage and recycling collection will not be done.  A holiday schedule is listed in the column on the left showing these holidays and when collection will be made up.

In an effort to make it easier, the Florence Recycling Department has obtained 18-gallon bins to place recyclables in for collection.  The bins are being sold at a cost of $6.00

 While not a requirement, these containers should be a neat way to place your recyclables curbside.  One side is stamped with the City Seal and the other lists what we accept.  Please call the Florence Recycling Department at    256-760-6466 or 256-760-6495 to obtain a bin. 

Following is a list of materials currently being collected curbside by the City of Florence:

Cardboard- both corrugated and chipboard (boxes for cereal, laundry detergents, foods, can drinks, etc.)

            Paper-All paper is recyclable, even shredded

Aluminum-All aluminum is recyclable including cans, foil, gutters, lawn chairs, etc.

            Plastic-Bottles and jugs with a #1 or #2 in the triangle on the bottom. 
            Examples include beverage bottles, shampoo containers, washing agents, etc

            Steel-Cans for food (rinsed, please) and other types of metal

Motor Oil-Please leave it in a container curbside.  No antifreeze, brake fluids, or cooking oils 

Cooking Oil-Put in an empty milk jug or 2 Liter soda bottle

Things we cannot accept:

  • Plastics, other than what is listed above (including food containers, dishes, wrapping plastics, shopping bags, etc.)

  • Styrofoam (egg cartons, packing materials, cups, etc.)

  • Glass

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David Koonce
Director, Solid Waste & Recycling

Rachel Mansell
Recycling Coordinator

Florence Recycling Department
450 Country Club Drive
Florence, AL 35633