Trash and recyclables are picked up once a week on the same day. For Anthem residents, trash and recycling containers are emptied every Thursday. For all other Florence residents, trash and recycling containers are emptied every Monday.
If your scheduled service occurs on the week of a holiday (4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day), then your trash and recyclables are picked up on the following day. For example, if a holiday falls on a Monday, then Monday’s route is picked up on Tuesday and Thursday’s route is picked up on Friday.
Street Sweeping Schedule
2016 Street Sweeping Schedule
Residents can place the recyclables in the recycling container without sorting or organizing the materials. Please give the recyclables a quick rinse to remove food waste before placing in the container.
Items that can be placed in the recycling container include:
Aluminum beverage cans, pie pans, serving trays, aluminum foil, and steel tin cans
Plastic bottles, jugs and containers (Plastic 1 to 7)
Newspaper, printing paper, junk mail, shredded paper, magazines, paper sacks and phone books
Cardboard boxes, cereal, prepared food and detergent
Glass food and beverage jars and bottles
Items that can not be placed in the recycling container include:
Lids, caps, plastic bags or styrofoam
Gift paper, tissue paper, paper napkins or paper towels
Window glass or mirrors
Once a month, at no additional charge, residents can put out materials that don’t otherwise fit in the containers provided.
Residents must call ahead to schedule the pick up of their bulk trash at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled pick up. The number to call to schedule pick up of bulk trash is (520) 868-7677. Residents are asked not to place their materials out for pick up more than 48 hours in advance.
Bulk trash must be placed in front of the property next to the street, but not blocking the sidewalk. Bulk trash that is placed in the alley or on a neighboring vacant lot will NOT be picked up.
Bulk trash is picked up on the same day every month. For Anthem residents, bulk trash is picked up on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. For all other Florence residents, bulk trash is picked up on the 1st Wednesday of each month.
Acceptable items for bulk trash pick up include:
Tree limbs and branches less than four feet in length and 12 inches in diameter. Tree trimmings must be cut down to four foot lengths and bundled.
Metal materials 20 pounds or less
Pipe less than one inch in diameter and less than four feet in length
Bagged or boxed leaves, weeds, grass, small hedge and vegetation clippings
Manufactured items, such as washers, dryers, hot water heaters and appliances and equipment not containing refrigerants.
Twenty-five pounds or less of construction and demolition solid waste generated by a resident
Hedge clippings, such as oleanders
Cardboard, wooden boxes, brush, furniture, weeds and cuttings from trees or shrubs. Materials, such as leaves and lawn clippings must be in a sack or receptacle for ease of loading.
Materials placed out for bulk trash pick up must be arranged neatly and may not exceed 20 cubic yards in total. All loose items must be bagged, boxed or bundled.
Items not acceptable for bulk trash pick up include:
More than 25 pounds of construction and demolition solid waste generated by a resident or any amount generated by a contractor
Vehicles or equipment parts in excess of 20 pounds
Metal material in excess of 20 pounds
Pipe over one inch in diameter or over four feet in length
Cement, cement blocks, bricks, asphalt, stones and dirt
Lead acid batteries
Any other items that cannot be handled by two persons.