Residential Services

Solid Waste Department

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

City of Florence Residential Garbage and Recycling Collection

 Collection Fee for Garbage and Recycling

  • $20 per month for one day per week collection in carts provided by the City.
  • Fee is accessed as part of the resident’s utility bill.
  • If you do not have a cart, need an extra cart ($41 each), or have a problem with your cart, please call the Florence Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 256-760-6495.

Garbage/Recycling Cart Placement for Collection

  1. Garbage must be in the dark green cart and recycling must be in the royal blue cart. 
  2. Place cart(s) curbside or at another Solid Waste Department-approved location by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.
  3. Place carts 3’ from each other and 3’ from any obstruction such as a mailbox, vehicle, or tree. 
  4. The handle and wheels should be toward your yard, and the metal bar should face the street.
    See the illustration below.
Cart Placement for Trash Collection

Cart Storage: Carts may not be stored at the curbside and should be removed from the curb as soon as possible after collection. Carts should be stored in a designated area close to the residence.

Dead Animals: Dead animals will be picked up if placed curbside but Solid Waste employees will not come on private property for them.

Hazardous Waste: The City of Florence does not pick up liquids, paints, or other hazardous materials.

Medical Waste: Please contact this office (256-760-6495) or the Florence Police Department (256-760-6343) for proper disposal of these materials.

Carts and Maintenance

The City provides one 96-gallon garbage cart for each resident as well as a 65-gallon recycle cart as requested. For an additional fee of $41 each, residents can have up to three 96-gallon. Carts are the property of the City of Florence and will stay with the home if the resident moves.

  • Residents must maintain the cleanliness of the collection cart.
  • Bagging all waste helps maintain cleanliness. 
  • Overloading and excessively hot materials will damage carts.
  • If your cart is damaged beyond repair, you will be held responsible and must pay the cost of a replacement. 

Holiday Garbage/Recycling Collection
Garbage service is provided weekly.  Holidays that fall on Monday do not affect garbage/recycling collection. Holidays that fall on collection days will be made up. 

2023 Holiday Garbage/Recycling Collection Schedule
Unless otherwise posted there will be NO change in solid waste service.
 Please have garbage on the  street by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.  

  • January 1, Sunday -  New Year’s Day – No Change
  • January 16, Monday -  Martin  L. King Day – No Change
  • May 29, Monday - Memorial Day – No Change 
  • June 19, Monday – Juneteenth – No Change
  • July 4, Tuesday - Independence Day
    Tuesday pickup will be Wednesday
    Wednesday pickup will be Thursday
    Thursday pickup will be Friday
    Friday pickup will be Saturday

  • September 4,  Monday - Labor Day – No Change
  • November 11, Saturday - Veteran’s Day - No Change
  • November 23, Thursday - Thanksgiving Day
    Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday - No Change
    Thursday pickup will be Friday
    Friday pickup will be Saturday
  • December 25, Monday - Christmas Day – No Change