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 24-5 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: