The Material Drop-Off center is typically open the first and third Saturday's of the month from May through the first Saturday in November. It will be open the following dates in 2023:
May 6 & 20
June 3 & 17
July 1 & 15
August 5 & 19
September 2 & 16
October 7 & 21
This site is for large recyclable material and furniture disposal only.
Bags of garbage and solid waste garbage will not be accepted. Bags should be placed at the curbside with a sticker for weekly garbage pickup.
Construction and demolition debris will also be refused. This material must be disposed of in a demolition waste landfill.
Residents from Florence, Commonwealth, Aurora and Homestead are welcome to bring the listed materials: oil, metal, compost, antifreeze, dried empty paint cans & lids, batteries
There is a charge for the following items:
- appliances including refrigerator/freezers, microwaves, humidifiers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners ($10.00 each)
- car & light truck tires ($6.00 each w/o rims; 8.00 each with rims)
- mattresses ($20)
The charge for Semi Tires and Tractor Tires will vary, call the Recycling Office at 528-3206 for price. Leave your waste tires with your dealer when buying new.
Furniture is a township responsibility. Residents of Florence & Commonwealth may dispose of furniture at the Florence Material Drop-Off Site on open dates.
Hazardous waste facilities: Brown County and Onieda County have locations to bring your hazardous waste under self pay.
Lamp Recyclers, Inc. - Provides specialized recycling services to commercial, governmental, and industrial uses. Fluorescent & mercury lamps, medical waste disposal, document destruction, computers.
For a printable version of this information, click to download the file below:
The Town of Florence has curbside recycling pick up for those living on Town of Florence roads (with the possible exception of pick-up location changing during Spring Weight Restrictions--click on the Roads & Highways page of this website to see if your recycling pick-up location will be impacted by Spring Weight Restrictions). Please note that Recycling is a County Program. Eagle Waste and Recycling is the company who the County has hired to pick-up recycling.
Eagle Waste collects recycling on all holidays with the exception of Christmas Day. All routes will be picked up a day later.
Specific questions can be answered by contacting Eagle Waste at 715-477-0077. For complaints or questions regarding recycling or to request a recycling bin, please contact the Florence County Zoning Office at 715-528-3206.
The Town of Florence finds that ownership and operation of water, wastewater, electric and gas utilities by the Town is in the public interest. To that end, the Town has long entrusted the management of its water, wastewater and electric utilities to an independent and non-partisan body, the Water and Light Commission of the Town of Florence. This ordinance is intended to enlarge and recodify the powers of the Water and Light Commission and to rename the Commission as the Florence Utility Commission.
Click on the file below to download and view the full Utility Commission Ordinance.
This page was last updated: January 20, 2023
Woodlawn Cemetery is located at 3479 Montgomery Lake Rd in Florence.
Any questions regarding the operation of the cemetery, for arranging burials, or purchasing burial rights may be directed to the Florence Town Clerk or the cemetery sexton.
All spring/summer decorations need to be removed by October 20 of each year.
All winter decorations need to be removed by April 1 of each year.
Any decorations remaining after the deadlines will be discarded.
Sexton Name: Carolyn Lemanski
Sexton Contact Number: 715-528-3008
Town of Florence Office
P.O. Box 247; 749 Central Avenue
Florence, WI 54121
For more information, click the file below to download and view the complete list of Rules and Regulations for Woodlawn Cemetery:
The Town of Florence Community Center is available for rent by the Public on the weekends. You can contact the Town of Florence Office to check on availability and/or to reserve the center. Rental dates are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
TOWN OF FLORENCE COMMUNITY CENTER
Security DepositAll functions - $100.00
Kitchen RentalAny kitchen use - $50.00
Hall RentalShowers, rummage sales, etc. - $100.00
Hall RentalWeddings, Dances, Parties - $200.00
Hall RentalMeetings only for groups signing a yearly contract - $20.00
Hall RentalMeetings only for large groups - $35.00
Additional FeeNon County Residents - $35.00
Civic and humanitarian organizations which directly benefit Florence County residents will be afforded the use of the center at no charge, but will still be required to put down a security deposit prior to their event.
You can contact the Town of Florence Office by calling 715-528-3595.
The Rental Rules and Regulations for the Community Center & the Kitchen are as follows:
The Post-Event Clean-up Checklist is as follows:
The COVID MOU required for all events that are held during the COVID 19 Pandemic is as follows:
You will receive an official copy of the above documents when you complete your application to use the Community Center.
The Town of Florence follows the rules and regulations regarding Dogs under Wisconsin Statutes chapters 173 & 174 . In addition to the Wisconsin Statutes, the Town of Florence has two ordinances specifically regarding dogs.
Dogs Running at Large
Summary: No person in the Town of Florence may do any of the following: allow any dog owned by that person to run at large in the town, allow any dog owned by that person to be untagged in the town, allow any dog owned by that person to be abandoned in the town.
You can download the complete ordinance, which includes the definitions, rules and regulations, penalties, etc. by clicking the file below.
The Dog Warden for the Town of Florence (and for dogs running at large in the Town of Florence) is Warren Soderberg (715-528-3081).
Summary: All pet owners and keepers are required to immediately and properly dispose of their pet's solid waste deposited on any property, public or private, not owned or possessed by that person.
You can download the complete ordinance, which includes the definitions, rules, regulations, penalties, etc. by clicking on the file below:
All dogs in the Town of Florence must be licensed each year. Fees are: unneutered male/unspayed female - $8.00 and neutered male/spayed female - $3.00. These fees are due by January 31 each year. Please remit the proper fee with a rabies vaccination record.
Dogs can be licensed at the Town of Florence Office during tax collecting (December and January). After tax collecting they can be licensed at the Florence County Clerk's Office in the courthouse located at 501 Lake Avenue in Florence.
The Town of Florence has curbside garbage pick up for those roads that are designated as public roads in the Town of Florence. Residents living on private roads in the Town of Florence should place their garbage at the nearest public road intersection for pick-up. Pick-up locations may change during Spring Weight Restrictions--click on the Roads & Highways page of this website to see if your garbage pick-up location will be impacted by Spring Weight Restrictions.
Each resident is responsible for their garbage, so if an animal gets into the garbage it is your responsibility to clean-up the mess. Garbage bags can be placed in garbage cans or can be covered with a blanket/tarp.
Yard waste (leaves, branches, grass, etc) should not be placed in garbage bags for pick-up. It should be brought to the Material Drop Off Site. Information on the dates and times that the Material Drop Off Site is open can be found on this page under "Material Drop Off Site."
Weight of Garbage Bags
Each bag may have up to 30 lbs of garbage in it. If the bag is heavier than 30 lbs it will not be picked up.
Each bag is required to have a yellow Town of Florence garbage sticker. If it does not have a sticker, it will not be picked up. (You cannot tape money to the bag instead of putting a sticker on it.)
These stickers are $1.50 each and available at Pat's Foods, BP, Bigfoot's Riverside Liquors, and the Town Office.
Florence & Spread Eagle Garbage Pickup is every Tuesday.
Garbage must be placed out for pick-up by 6 a.m. on Tuesdays.
Every Tuesday--with only a few exceptions due to holidays. If the garbage pick-up date falls after a holiday, garbage collection will be one day behind for the rest of the week.
The 2023 holidays that impact us will be:
Memorial Day: Monday, May 29th is the holiday. Garbage will be picked up on Wednesday, May 31 (not May 30).
July Fourth: Tuesday, July 4th is the holiday. Garbage will be picked up on Wednesday, July 5 (not July 4).
Labor Day: Monday, September 4th is the holiday. Garbage will be picked up on Wednesday, September 6 (not September 5).
Christmas Day: Monday, December 25th is Christmas Day. Garbage will be picked up on Wednesday, December 27 (not December 26).
In addition to the State of Wisconsin, DNR and Florence County laws, rules and regulations in place, the Town of Florence has some additional Ordinances that apply to certain bodies of water within the Town.
Designating Frog Lake as a No-Wake Lake
Wisconsin Statute 30.635 prohibits motorboats from operating in excess of slow-no-wake speed on lakes 50 acres or less and having public access, and Frog Lake is less than 50 acres and has public access, so that Town Board of Florence designated Frog Lake as a no-wake lake on May 22, 1980.
You can download the complete ordinance by clicking on the file below:
Exemption to the 100' Slow-No-Wake Restriction on the Spread Eagle Chain
This is a sole ordinance to provide an exemption from the no-wake speeds, as defined in ss 30.66(3)(ag)1, and it (the exemption) applies only in the channels between lakes upon the waters of the Spread Eagle Chain of Lakes.
You can download the complete ordinance and map by clicking on the files below:
The Town of Florence has numerous Ordinances regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages in the Town of Florence that are in addition to the rules and regulations set forth by the State of Wisconsin and Florence County.
Fermented Malt Beverages and Intoxicating Liquor
This ordinance deals with the licensing of establishments to be able to sell alcoholic beverages in the Town of Florence. It includes information on qualifications of applicants and premises, applications and granting of licenses, revocation and suspensions of licenses, etc.
To download the complete ordinance, click on the file below.
Establishing Fees for Operator's (Bartender's) License
This ordinance sets the fee for an operator's (bartender's) license to $20 per year, and it sets the license period from July 1 to June 30 each year.
Operator's licenses can be applied for at the Town of Florence Office during regular office hours. All new/first-time Operator License applications must be approved by the Town of Florence Board.
To qualify for an operator's license in Wisconsin, you must:
be at least 18 years old
meet criminal record requirements
have completed a responsible beverage server training course (a copy of the certification of completion of the course must be provided with your application) *
* The last requirement can be waived if it is a renewal application or if you held a non-expired Wisconsin alcohol beverage license, including an operator's license, within the past two years.
For information on how to attend a responsible beverage server training course, you can visit the Wisconsin Department of Revenue online at:
The Town of Florence has an ordinance defining and prohibiting public nuisances. It is in the interests of the public that certain nuisances be defined as public nuisances. The Town Board of Supervisors believes that our community itself should present a first impression as untarnished and free of man-made nuisance as possible.
Defining and Prohibiting Public Nuisances
The purpose of this ordinance shall be to protect public health, safety and welfare and prevent the depreciation of property values due to a person's actions or inaction concerning their property constituting a violation of the conditions of this ordinance.
For the complete ordinance including specific definitions and associated penalties, click on the document below to download and view the ordinance.
The Town of Florence enforces a ten ton weight limit on its sealcoat roads during the spring thaw to decrease pavement damage. During this period if you live on or off one of the below roads you are required to bring your garbage & recycling to the designated road. We ask for your cooperation and patience during this period. Please drop off garbage in the morning of garbage/recycling service dates and enclose your garbage within a garbage can with lid. If you see that garbage is strewn about at your drop off location, please pick it up.
Weight restrictions are posted on the Roads & Highways page of our website. You can visit the Roads & Highways page of our website to see if your road is weight restricted for Garbage and Recycling Pick-up by clicking here.
If a road is restricted you will notice Weight Restricted Road Signs posted on the road. If you have any questions please call the Town of Florence office at 715-528-3595.
There are other Town of Florence Ordinances that have been adopted by the Town Board. They include some of the following items:
Licenses and Regulations
Policies and Procedures
Traffic and Regulation
The Town of Florence adheres to and complies with the ordinances of Florence County. Listed above categories of the additional ordinances specific to the Town of Florence. Copies are available to download when indicated. If you are interested in obtaining a complete copy of an ordinance, please contact the Town Office.