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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.

Holiday Schedule

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
Scrap metal
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.
Palm fronds
Metal materials 20 pounds or less
Pipe less than one inch in diameter and less than four feet in length
Cardboard boxes
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
Tires
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.

Town of Florence residents (living in the municipal boundary of the Town of Florence) with an active Town of Florence trash account can dispose of their unwanted items at the Central Arizona Solid Waste Transfer Station FREE of charge. To receive this free service, bring your driver’s license and a copy of the active utility bill you receive from the Town (water, sewer, or trash), or the trash bill you receive from your HOA, with you to the transfer station when you are disposing of your items.

This service is available to residents disposing of trash accumulated from their individual properties. This service is NOT available to commercial businesses.

Residents can dispose of up to 10 tons of material each month.

No hazardous waste is accepted.

Construction or demolotion materials such as concrete, asphault, rock, brick and other similar materials cannot exceed weights greater than twenty-five pounds.

Central Arizona Sold Waste Transfer Station Information

In addition to the services that are available to residential customers at the flat monthly rate of $17 per month, residents can request additional services at additional cost. Residents can request additional trash or recycling containers at a cost of $5 per container per month.

If residents request a second pick up of bulk trash items (in addition to the once per month pick up that is free), the cost for that service is $82.50. Residents can also request that the Town drop off a truck at their home for a few days, load it up with trash, and then have the Town dispose of the items at a local landfill. The cost for this service is $95 per truck load.