The City of Florence Mayor and Board of Aldermen are excited to announce that Waste Management will begin collecting waste two days a week beginning Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019. Collection days will be Wednesday and Saturday.
Household waste guidelines: Customers are asked to have all household waste placed in containers or bags no greater than 35 gallons in capacity. Containers or bags should not weigh more than 50 lbs. All waste must be out by 7 am and placed within 5 feet of the curb in front of the residential unit being serviced. Containers larger than 35 gallons in capacity may be used if waste is placed in bags and tied.
Yard waste guidelines: Yard waste will also be collected by Waste Management and should be in bags, containers or bundled and placed at the curb on the 2nd service day. Tree trimmings and branches must be cut to lengths of no longer than five (5) feet and be no greater than eight (8) inches in diameter and not weighing more than sixty (60) pounds. Yard waste and tree trimmings must be placed directly on the curb in the same location as your household garbage. Grass clippings, leaves and pine straw must be bagged or containerized. Limbs cut by a tree service contractor will not be collected, the contractor is responsible for removal.
The fees will be $16.67 per household or $8.33 if the account holder is 65 years of age and over or is 100% Disabled. An application is available at City of Florence Public Works office if you quality for the rate reduction. A copy of the letter from Social Security stating 100 % disability or a copy of driver’s license will be required for the application.
The City of Florence, working with Rankin County, is happy to be able to provide the two day collection service that has been requested for many years from a majority of the citizens of Florence.
If you have any questions, please contact City of Florence Public Works at 601-845-3542.
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