Specifications for Commercial Pickup in the City of Florence

The City services our commercial customers up to six times per week. We currently have two night routes that operate from 12:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. and two daytime routes that work from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. We also run a route on Saturday morning. Rates vary depending on the size container and how often it needs emptying.

The trucks operated by the City are approximately 33 feet long and 11 feet wide. With the forks on the front extended to lift a container, it adds another 5 feet to the overall length. The approach to the box must have a minimum 45-foot runway from any obstacle so the trucks can maneuver to empty the box.

Dumpster enclosures should be sized accordingly to allow employees easy access for disposal as well as access for our trucks. The minimum opening width between posts or gates must be 12 feet. If gates are necessary, they should be built sturdy enough to support their own weight and have a mechanism to allow them to stay open. It is helpful when steel posts or something similar is placed within the enclosure to help prevent the container from being put down against the enclosure wall.

Additionally, the largest containers provided by the city are 8 cubic yards and measure approximately 6 feet by 6 feet. The city also has available 4 and 6 cubic yard containers. Tops are made of plastic and can be flipped up for disposal. The 6 and 8 yard containers also have sliding doors on each side that allow access.

The requirements in the city code, Section 23-5 for a dumpster pad should be followed as well. The code requires, among other things, that a pad be constructed from reinforced concrete with the following dimensions: 20 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 6 inches thick. Our trucks when loaded can weigh in excess of 60000 pounds which is why this is necessary.

Section 22-91. Commercial Garbage Collection Fees

There are hereby fixed the following fees for collecting, handling, and disposing of garbage for commercial establishments within the corporate limits of the City:

(a) For each commercial establishment in the corporate limits of the City, the fee shall be based upon the size of the commercial dumpster and frequency of collection as set forth below:

Collections per Week

4 Yard Dumpster

6 Yard Dumpster

8 Yard Dumpster

2

$83.00

$123.00

$162.00

3

$123.00

$184.00

$245.00

4

$162.00

$245.00

$326.00

5

$203.00

$306.00

$407.00

6

$244.00

$365.00

$490.00

Effective: April 1, 2013

(b) The minimum monthly fee for commercial establishments in the corporate limits of the City that are sharing a dumpster or using a roll-out garbage cart shall be twenty- three($23.00).

(c) An additional monthly fee of eight dollars ($8.00) will be added if the customer has a gated area that we must open to access.

(d) Cost for additional service on an unscheduled day will be fifty dollars ($50.00) per occurrence. This will be billed separately not with your monthly charge.

(e) New commercial dumpster customers will incur a onetime set up fee of forty dollars ($40.00).

Construction and demolition type material cannot be placed in City containers because it will damage our trucks.  The following companies provide roll-off containers in the City of Florence for this type of waste.

Competitive Waste Systems -256-381-6019

Waste Management - 256-381-0913
PBS - 256-757-9900