Residential Recycling

Recycling Department

Hours of Operation
Monday- Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm 

Residential Recycling

The City of Florence offers weekly curbside recycling pick-up within city limits. 

Recycling Drop-Off (City and Non-Residents)

The Recycling Plant at 1200 Terrace Street has bins located outside that are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Bins are available to anyone who wants to recycle.

Recycling Drop-Off Sites:

  • Florence Recycling Center—1200 Terrace Street, Florence 
  • Florence Landfill—29485 County Road 14, Florence
  • Lauderdale County Solid Waste Office—5100 Hwy. 157/Cloverdale Road, Florence
  • Town of Killen Senior Center—227 J C Mauldin Hwy., Killen
  • Town of Rogersville/Police Dept.—59 Patton Street, Rogersville
  • St. Florian Area—County Road 61 (Behind Big Star Market), Florence
  • Town of Lexington—11075 AL 101, Lexington

Curbside Pick-Up (City Residents Only)

Residential recycling is offered curbside throughout the city. Residents are given a blue 64-gallon recycle cart and may place their recyclables curbside for weekly pickup on the same day as their garbage pickup.

  • If you do not have a cart, need an extra cart, or have a problem with your cart, please call the Florence Recycling Department at 256-760-6495.
  • Please place recycling cart curbside with 3 feet of clearance all around the cart. The handle and wheels should be toward your yard with the metal bar facing the street. Regular garbage carts should be positioned similarly.


  • Please return your recycling and garbage carts to their storage area. Carts cannot be stored at curbside!

Recyclable Materials

Materials currently being collected curbside by the City of Florence:

  •   Cardboard—both corrugated and chipboard (boxes for cereal, laundry detergents, foods, canned drinks, etc.)
  •  PaperAll paper is recyclable. Shredded paper must be bagged to eliminate litter. 
  •  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... Please empty liquids in plastic bottles.
  • SteelCans for food (lightly rinsed) and other types of metal
  •  Motor Oil—Motor oil cannot be left for curbside pickup. It can be labeled and dropped off at the Florence Recycle Center at 1200 Terrace Street.  No antifreeze, brake fluids, or other hazardous liquids.
  •  Cooking Oilcan also be put in a labeled jug and left at the Florence Recycle Center on Terrace Street.

Items Currently Unacceptable for Recycling 

  • Plastics, other than those listed above (including food containers, dishes, wrapping plastics, shopping bags, etc...)
  • Tubs with recycling numbers higher than #2 cannot be recycled. Butter and whipped topping tubs are examples of plastics that Florence cannot recycle.
  •  Styrofoam (egg cartons, packing materials, cups, etc...)
  •  Glass