Below are some area locations accepting materials for recycling. Let us know if there are others to add.
Thanks for recycling, Shoals!

City of Florence Solid Waste and Recycling Center
1200 Terrace St., Florence
256-760-6466
Drop off 24 hrs.
Visit the website for directions and more information.
http://www.florenceal.org/Public_Works/Recycling/index.html

Anyone in the Shoals area (whether they live in Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia or outside a city limits) can take and is encouraged to take their recyclable materials to the Florence Center. Collection bins for your home can be purchased at the Recycling Center.

Florence city residents are encouraged to place recyclable materials out for curbside pick-up on their designated day. They can also take directly to the Recycling Center.

Following is a list of materials accepted by the Florence Recycling Center:

  • Cardboard – both corrugated and chipboard (boxes for cereal, laundry detergents, foods, can drinks, etc.)
  • Paper – All paper is recyclable, even shredded
  • 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.
  • Steel – Cans for food (rinsed, please) and other types of metal
  • Motor Oil – Please leave it in a container curbside. No antifreeze, brake fluids, or cooking oils.

Things not accepted by the Florence Recycling Center:

  • Plastics other than what is listed above (including food containers, dishes, wrapping plastics, shopping bags, etc.)
  • Styrofoam (egg cartons, packing materials, cups, etc.)
  • Glass

All Star Recycling & Shredding – Accepts all kind of paper, clear plastics and wood palettes.
Materials can be dropped off at the Florence location in the industrial park, or call for estimates on having regular pick-ups from your office, school or home.
210 Rose Drive, Florence
(256) 627-9511

Batteries Plus – Accepts any kind of battery.
2605 Florence Boulevard, Florence
(256) 246-0797
8:00am – 7:00pm M-F, 9-5 Saturday

Wal-Mart Supercenters – Accepts plastic grocery bags.
Boxes are located at the entrances.
517 W. Avalon Avenue, Muscle Shoals
256 381 0987
Open 24 hours, everyday.

3100 Hough Road, Florence
256 767 7581
Open 24 hours, everyday.

Express Oil Change – Accepts motor oil.
(Please call locations for hours of operation.)

2731 Florence Blvd., Florence
(256) 764-2152

327 E Dr Hicks Blvd., Florence
(256) 764-9645

3100 Woodward Ave., Muscle Shoals
(256) 386-7420

Lowe’s Home Improvement -Accepts power tool batteries.
(Please call for hours of operation.)
130 Cox Creek Parkway, South, Florence
(256) 764-7887

3415 Woodward Avenue, Muscle Shoals
(256) 314-0334

The Home Depot -Accepts power tool batteries.
(Please call for hours of operation.)
351 Seville Street, Florence
256-764-5037

Shoals Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Accepts a wide variety of quality used and surplus building materials from building supply stores, contractors, demolition crews and individuals for reuse.
Drop off or arrange a pickup.
(Please call for hours of operation.)
210 S Royal Avenue, Florence
(256) 702-4427

Office Depot – Accepts a wide variety of technology for recycling, including computers, televisions, toner cartridges, etc.
2408 Florence Boulevard, Florence
(256) 765-0091
M-F 8:00am – 9:00pm, Saturday – 9am – 7pm, Sunday – 10am – 6pm

Tennessee Valley Recycling – Purchases junk/salvaged cars and other surplus metals.

700 W 20th Avenue, Sheffield
256 381 7145
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday – 8am – 12pm

Robertson Scrap Metals Company – Purchases junk cars.
317 Canal Street, Florence
256 764 3169
8:00am – 4:00pm

Nolan England’s Auto Parts – Accepts wrecked/salvaged vehicles whose parts can be reused.
3033 Florence Boulevard, Florence
(256) 764-1888

Ranger Battery Co. – Purchases old car batteries.

426 S. Royal Avenue, Florence
(256) 766-0473
7:00am – 5:00pm

Keep America Beautiful – Accepts old cell phones.

Download a free postage-paid mailing label to mail and recycle your cell phone to help “Wipe Out Wireless Waste”. The program is conducted with the support of Sprint and ReCellular.

Wipe Out Wireless Waste

Hazardous waste drop-offs:

City of Florence Landfill
The Solid Waste and Recycling Department is also responsible for the operation of the City owned landfill located on Savannah Highway in Florence.
7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Monday -Friday
8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday
(please contact or see website for minor fees associated)
Accepts asbestos ($100 minimum per load / $100 per ton) (requires prior ADEM approval)
Tires and rubber bumpers ($6.00 minimum per load / $100 per ton)