The Street Department is responsible for the construction, repair, and
maintenance of streets, alleys, and rights-of-way. They also maintain the department vehicles and provide curbside programs for collection of household trash and yard debris.

The Street Department includes patching and paving crews, a sign shop, tree crews, and concrete crews to effectively maintain our city infrastructure. It is their responsibility to keep the roads safe during ice and other inclement weather.


Leaf Collection:

The City provides a seasonal loose leaf collection for leaves raked into a windrow or piled at the curb in residential areas.

The loose leaf collection program for this year will begin Monday, November 4. It will operate on a route system like it has in previous years. The leaf crews will follow the scheduled routes to provide everyone with equal service. The route will be posted weekly on the city website and Facebook. The earlier leaves are raked, the quicker they will be picked up. This is the most efficient and equitable way for leaf collection.

Trucks vacuum leaves from the curbside Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Leaves should be raked in piles curbside, but not into the street or gutter. The piles need to be away from obstructions so the vacuum trucks can easily reach them. Putting leaves in the gutter can cause drainage and/or traffic problems. Please make sure the piles contain only leaves and no sticks, pine cones, limbs, rocks or trash. These types of debris can stop up the vacuum trucks and delay collection.

Only piled leaves will be collected until January. Curb and gutter will be vacuumed after the majority of leaves have been collected. Bagged leaves and other curbside trash will continue to be picked up weekly.

In December, after it appears most leaves have fallen, the Street Department leaf crews will go on overtime for about two weeks to try and catch up before Christmas.

Do not park cars too close to leaf piles, this prevents collection.

Fees Charged:

Permits/saw cuts for driveway aprons, no charge for labor

    a. Free Permit if saw cut is not required (Resident pays for concrete)
    b. $35 for permit when saw cut required
    c. $7 per foot additional saw cut, if required

Street Cuts:

  • Backfill (crushed stone), asphalt, labor and equipment are charged by the Building Department for costs incurred

Street Department

The administrative offices of the Street Department can be reached Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Phone: (256) 760-6460

Fax: (256) 760-6493

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David Koonce
Director, Solid Waste & Recycling

Solid Waste & Recycling
P.O. Box 98
Florence, AL 35631

Phone: 256-760-6495