The City of Florence was presented with a check for more than $113,000 at a ceremony last week. Past grants have been used to purchase a new baler, compactor trailer, and recycle carts. The equipment improves efficiency, helps to offer recycling services in the county, and increases space inside the recycle center. Waste and Recycling Manager David Koonce said that city applies for grants every March based on need.
“This grant will allow us to purchase a new forklift for our recycling center, various containers for the University of North Alabama, and some larger containers that will be distributed out in the community, actually, some cardboard bins that can be used by businesses, and then, of course, the pickup truck for the City of Rogersville,” Florence Mayor Steve Holt said.