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Solid Waste Department
Phone: 615-898-7739
Fax: 615-898-7859

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Rutherford County Landfill
6000 Landfill Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: 615-898-7874
Fax: 615-898-7804
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Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm



 

News

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Mayor Ketron Pursues Higher Littering Fines for Rutherford County • 2/8/21

Household Hazardous Waste Collection: November 7th

Photo of damage caused by lithium-ion batteries.

June 8th, 2020 - Request for Information

 

Rutherford County Solid Waste Warns Residents of the Dangers of Discarding Helium Tanks in Household Trash 8-3-20 • Read More

Helium tanks cannot just be placed “as is” in your household trash and taken to a Rutherford County Convenience Center. Why? They pose a tremendous danger if not properly discarded, which happened Saturday, August 1, at the County’s Weakley Lane center…a tank made its way into the trash compactor and exploded upon impact.

According to Solid Waste Director Mac Nolen, the debris made it a clear 100’ feet away from the hopper. “As busy as our Weakley Lane location stays, it’s amazing that no one was injured,” he said. “The explosion gave the center attendant running the compactor quite a scare though, and his ears are still ringing from the bang.”

“The tank was hidden within a bag of regular household garbage,” said Nolen. “This could have turned out much worse.” Read More

 

Disposal locations:

 

  • The City of Murfreesboro’s mulch facility is for limbs (10’ or less in length and 8” or less in diameter), same as always.

  • Rutherford County Landfill accepts any size brush at $30 per ton.

 


Our regular schedule is currently being upheld at all 17 of our recycling centers!

*No bulk items accepted on Sundays. Bulk items refer to materials such as couches, mattresses and box springs, garage contents and other furniture pieces. Any item or material that goes into an open-top container is considered bulk. Only household garbage (such as kitchen bags, etc.) and recyclable commodities (metal not included) are accepted on Sundays. Until further notice, bulk items are limited to three (3) items per day.

June 8th, 2020 - Request for Information

 

 

The Solid Waste Department provides solid waste and recycling collection areas. The collection areas are for the use of Rutherford County residents only. The department operates fourteen (14) Recycling Centers (formerly known as Convenience Centers) throughout the county and provides recycling and waste collection and transportation service for all the County and City schools.

 

Limited disposal services are provided by the operation the Rutherford County Landfill. The Rutherford County Landfill accepts off-the-rim waste tires and brush.

Recycling services are coordinated by the department. The department operates a recycle only site within the county. Haley Road accepts electronic waste for recycling Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays.