From Curb to Market, Recycling is Valued.

Last year Florence, Alabama’s recycling program was limited only by the capacity of the small recycling bins. With a committed base of resident participation, control over their collection and processing, their program was a solid and successful candidate for investment.

The wide waters of the Tennessee River that flow through this area echo the fresh ideas and possibilities of the local and state leadership (particularly ADEM), the recycling staff. They possess that unique talent of knowing how to wisely harness the momentum of change while remaining rooted in practicality and purpose. When presented with the possibility to increase the volume of recyclables, they confidently stepped up to the challenge.

A circular economy in action, Alabama plastic was used in the manufacturing of the carts in Florence.

After transition to carts, Florence increased participation from 47% to 73% with an overall tonnage increase of roughly 40%.