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Phone: 615-898-7739
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Rutherford County Landfill
6000 Landfill Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: 615-898-7874
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8:00am to 4:30pm

Hazardous Waste Collection

The Saturday April 4, 2020
Collection has been Canceled

Household Disposal

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in collaboration with Rutherford County and City of Murfreesboro governments, are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the City of Murfreesboro Public Works Facility, 4765 Florence Road in Murfreesboro. The collection will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

All households are encouraged to participate! Examples of what you can bring to be collected are:

Household Cleaners
Drain Openers
Oven Cleaners
Wood Cleaners & Polishes
Metal Cleaners & Polishes Toilet Bowl Cleaners Disinfectants

Home Maintenance
Paint Thinner
Wood Preservatives
Paint Strippers & Removers

Fingernail Polish Remover
Pool Chemicals
Photo Processing Chemicals
Medicines & Drugs
Reactive Materials
Aerosols (spray cans)
Compressed Gas
Mercury Thermostats
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Needles/Sharps (in container)

Lawn & Garden

Automotive Products
Fuel Additives
Grease & Rust Solvents Air Conditioning Refrigerants
Starter Fluids
Body Putty
Carburetor/ Fuel Injector Cleaners

Also, be aware that the Sheriff’s Department, located at 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro, has a free collection bin for unused medicine that is available year-round. The bin is located in the main lobby of the department.

Unaccepted Items

Medical Waste (besides needles and sharps in puncture-proof containers)
Paint (Learn how to Dispose)
Electronic Waste (Learn how to Dispose)
Empty Containers
Infectious Wastes
Automotive Gas Tanks
Gun Powder
and Radioactive Wastes such as Smoke Detectors

Small Business Disposal

TDEC now has provisions for businesses and not-for-profit agencies to dispose of hazardous waste. This event is scheduled immediately following the HHW Collection which is Saturday, April 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. For a fee and advance reservations, small businesses are now able to properly dispose of hazardous materials. This program is called the Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Program; it is for businesses such as automotive painting and repair shops, beauty salons, construction companies, dentists, dry cleaners, painters, print shops, property managers, public storage businesses or any other business or not-for-profit agency that needs to dispose of hazardous materials.

Please contact Clean Harbors Environmental Services at (615) 643-3170 or by e-mail at for a price quote and appointment time. The event will be held at the Murfreesboro Public Works Facility, 4765 Florence Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37129.