Where, What and How to Recycle

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

  • Steel – Cans for food (rinsed, please) and other types of metal

  • 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 may include beverage bottles, shampoo containers, washing agents, etc.

  • 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 the types listed above

    • (including food containers, dishes, wrapping plastics, shopping bags, etc.)

  • Styrofoam

    • (egg cartons, packing materials, cups, etc.)

  • Glass


1200 Terrace St., Florence
Phone: (256) 760-6466
Drop off 24 hrs.


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
1120 N Royal Ave, Florence
Phone: (256) 764-4494
(Please call for hours of operation.)

The Home Depot

Accepts CFLs, rechargeable batteries, cellphones

351 Seville St, Florence
Phone: (256) 764-5037
Mon–Sat: 6am-10pm, Sun: 8am-8pm

Batteries Plus Bulbs

Accepts batteries, bulbs & ballasts.

2605 Florence Boulevard, Florence
Phone: (256) 284-4844
Mon–Sat: 8am-8pm, Sun: 11am-6pm

Office Depot

Accepts ink and toner, alkaline batteries, CFLs, monitors, fax machines, computers, printers, scanners, mice and keyboards, telephones, digital cameras, VCRs and DVD players, small televisions, cords and cables.

2408 Florence Blvd, Florence
Phone: (256) 765-0091
Mon–Fri: 8am-9pm, Sat: 9am-9pm, Sun: 10am-6pm

Publix Super Market

Accepts paper and plastic bags of any brand, plastic dry cleaning sleeves, and newspapers.

322 Cox Creek Pkwy, Florence
Phone: (256) 718-1790
Mon–Sun: 7am-10pm

3220 Woodward Ave, Muscle Shoals
Phone: (256) 389-0080
Mon–Sun: 7am-10pm

Walmart Supercenters

Accepts plastic grocery bags. Boxes are located at the entrances.

3100 Hough Rd, Florence
Phone: (256) 767-7581
Open 24 hours, everyday

2701 Cloverdale Rd, Florence
Phone: (256) 712-6410
Open 24 hours, everyday

517 Avalon Ave, Muscle Shoals
Phone: (256) 381-0987
Open 24 hours, everyday

Express Oil Change

Accepts motor oil.

2731 Florence Blvd
Phone: (256) 764-2152
Mon–Fri: 8am-6pm, Sat: 8am-5pm

327 E Dr Hicks Blvd, Florence
Phone: (256) 764-9645
Mon–Fri: 8am-6pm, Sat: 8am-5pm

3100 Woodward Ave, Muscle Shoals
Phone: (256) 386-7420
Mon–Fri: 8am-6pm, Sat: 8am-5pm

Lowe’s Home Improvement

Accepts compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), plastic bags, rechargeable batteries, cellphones, and paint.

3415 Woodward Ave, Muscle Shoals
Phone: (256) 314-0334
Mon–Sat: 7am-9pm, Sun: 8am-7pm

130 S Cox Creek Pkwy, Florence
Phone: (256) 764-7887
Mon–Sat: 6am-9pm, Sun: 8am-7pm

All Star Recycling & Shredding

Accepts all kinds of paper, clear plastics and wood palettes.

210 Rose Drive, Florence
Phone: (256) 627-9511
Mon–Fri: 7am-3pm

Tennessee Valley Recycling

Purchases junk/salvaged cars and other surplus metals.

700 W 20th Avenue, Sheffield
Phone: (256) 381-7145
Mon–Fri: 8am-4pm, Sat: 8am-12pm

Roberson Scrap Metals Company

Purchases junk cars.

317 Canal St, Florence
Phone: (256) 764-3169
Mon–Fri: 8am-4pm, Sat: 8am-12pm

Ranger Battery Company

Purchases old car batteries.

426 S Royal Ave, Florence
Phone: (256) 766-0473
Mon–Fri: 7am-5pm, Sat: 7am-3pm

Nolan England Auto Parts

Accepts wrecked/salvaged vehicles whose parts can be reused.

3033 Florence Blvd, Florence
Phone: (256) 764-1888
Mon–Fri: 8am-5pm

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.

Mon–Fri: 7:00am-3:30pm, Sat: 8:00am-11:30am

(please contact or see website for minor fees associated)

Tires and rubber bumpers ($6.00 minimum per load / $100 per ton)

Accepts asbestos ($100 minimum per load / $100 per ton)
(Requires prior ADEM approval)