Residential Recycling

Residential recycling is offered curbside throughout the city on a weekly basis.  The City of Florence 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. 

Please call the Florence Recycling Department at 256-760-6495 to obtain a recycle cart. 

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