Material Drop-Off Center

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2022 MATERIAL DROP-OFF CENTER
W3850 County Highway N
2 1/2 Miles South of Florence on CTH “N”
OPEN FROM 9 A.M. TO 2 P.M.

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 2022:  
 May 7 & 21 
June 4 & 18 
July 2 & 16 
August 6 & 20
September 3 & 17
​October 1 & 15
November 5

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:
- refrigerator/freezers ($10.00 each)
- car & light truck tires ($5.00 each)
- computer CRT's and monitors and all other computer components and electronic e-waste $1.00 lb.

All other appliances are accepted at no cost.  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.



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Recycling

​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.

More information can be found on their website at http://eaglewasteandrecycling.com/

The day of pick-up for recycling is FRIDAY.  Florence and Spread Eagle will be picked up on different dates, but the day of the week that recycling  is picked up will always be on a 
Friday.  Recycling will be picked-up every four weeks.  The schedule is as follows:

Recycling picked up on Fridays

Florence Recycling Dates for 2022:
2022: January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 5, September 2 & 30, October 28, November 25, December 23(Eagle Waste Picks up on all holidays except Christmas Day)

Spread Eagle Recycling Dates for 2022:
2022: January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1 & 29, May 27, June 24, July 22, August 19, September 16, October 14, November 11, December 9




Recycling Prep Instructions
Place all recyclable items together in your Single Stream Container.  
ITEMS MUST BE LOOSE!  DO NOT PLACE CONTENTS IN PLASTIC BAGS!

For more detailed instructions, please visit Eagle Waste and Recycling online at 
http://eaglewasteandrecycling.com/recycle_info.html
Utilities & Services

Florence Utilities
Programs & Services:  Click here to visit WPPI Energy online
501 Spring Avenue
Florence, WI  54121
715-528-3330

Utility Commission
Ordinance #11-26-90
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.

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This page was last updated: June 14, 2022
Woodlawn Cemetery

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
715-528-3595
P.O. Box 247; 749 Central Avenue
Florence, WI  54121

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Cemetery Rules & Regulations
Cemetery Rules & Regulations
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Building Permits & Zoning

The Town of Florence falls under the jurisdiction of Florence County Zoning.  For this reason, all building permits and any zoning questions should be directed to Florence County Zoning.

You can visit Florence County Zoning online on the Florence County website by clicking the link below:
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Community Center Rental(s)

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
RENTAL RATES





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.
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Community Center Rules & Regulations
Community Center Rules & Regulations
Community Center Post Event Clean-up Checklist
Community Center Post Event Clean-up Checklist
Community Center COVID MOU
Community Center COVID MOU
Dogs in the Town of Florence

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
Ordinance #08-23-10
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.









​Dog Warden
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).




​Pet/Animal Waste
Ordinance #04-11-11
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. 

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Dog Licenses
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.
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Dogs Running at Large Ordinance
Dogs Running at Large Ordinance
Pet Animal Waste Ordinance
Pet Animal Waste Ordinance
Emergency Services

Fire/Rescue: Dial 911









Florence Volunteer Fire Department
Fire Chief -- Joe Witynski
P.O. Box 463
Florence, WI 54121









Florence County Rescue Squad
The Florence County Rescue Squad (Florence Unit) is now accepting volunteer membership applications.  

Please call 715-528-3030 and leave a message and/or 
e-mail florencecountyrescue@gmail.com if you are interested in joining the Florence Unit.


Physical Address:  
747 Lake Avenue
Florence, WI 54121

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 278
Florence, WI 54121






Florence County Sheriff's Office
Dan Miller, Sheriff

Physical Address:
501 Lake Avenue
Florence, WI 54121
(715)528-3346 

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 678
Florence, WI 54121

More information from the Florence County Sheriff's Office can be found online at:
https://www.florencecountywi.com/departments/?department=d051f2f33340
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Picture of Florence Fire Truck
Picture of Florence Fire Truck
Picture of Florence Fire Department Members
Picture of Florence Rescue Squad
Picture of Florence Rescue Squad Members
Garbage Collection

Garbage Pick-up Locations
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.  


Garbage Stickers
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 2022 holidays that impact us will be:
Memorial Day: Monday, May 30th is the holiday. Garbage will be picked up on June 1 (not May 31)

July Fourth: Monday, July 4th is the holiday. Garbage will be picked up on July 6 (not July 5)

Labor Day: Monday, September 5th is the holiday. Garbage will be picked up on September 7 (not September 6)
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Lakes and Rivers

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
Ordinance #05-22-80
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.

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Exemption to the 100' Slow-No-Wake Restriction on the Spread Eagle Chain
Ordinance #04-26-10
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:

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Designating Frog Lake No Wake Ordinance
Designating Frog Lake No Wake Ordinance
Slow No Wake Exemption Ordinance
Slow No Wake Exemption Ordinance
Slow No Wake Exemption Maps
Slow No Wake Exemption Maps
Liquor Licenses

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
Ordinance #04-10-2000
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.

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Establishing Fees for Operator's (Bartender's) License
Ordinance #06-10-02
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:

* 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:
https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/Training/alcSellerServer.aspx

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Prohibiting Issuance of Alcohol Beverage Licenses for Nonpayment of Taxes, Assessments and Claims
Ordinance #67
This ordinance states that no initial or renewal of alcohol beverage licenses shall be granted for any premises for which taxes, assessments or other claims of the Town are delinquent and unpaid.

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Fermented Malt Beverages Ordinance
Fermented Malt Beverages Ordinance
Operator's License Fees Ordinance
Operator's License Fees Ordinance
Prohibiting Issuance of Alcohol Beverage License Ordinance
Prohibiting Issuance of Alcohol Beverage License Ordinance
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2022 Material Drop Off Site Flyer
2022 Material Drop Off Site Flyer
Noise

The Town of Florence has an ordinance in place Prohibiting Excessive Noise.

Prohibiting Excessive Noise
Ordinance #08-28-00
This ordinance includes definitions of what various noise/sound levels are, what noises are in violation of this ordinance, and what the penalties are for violating this ordinance.

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Excessive Noise Ordinance
Excessive Noise Ordinance
Public Nuisances

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
Ordinance #10-23-00
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.

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Defining and Prohibiting Public Nuisances Ordinance
Defining and Prohibiting Public Nuisances Ordinance
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Spring Weight Restrictions

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.

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Other Ordinances

There are other Town of Florence Ordinances that have been adopted by the Town Board.  They include some of the following items:

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.

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Utility Commission Ordinance
Utility Commission Ordinance