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Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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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

Announcement Regarding Storm Debris:

The Rutherford County Highway Department is clearing roadways, but is not picking up debris on your property so do not pile is beside the road; they will not pick it up.
The City of Murfreesboro is clearing roadways first, then returning to regular brush collection. The limbs must be 10 feet or shorter and 8 inches or less in diameter, per normal regulations.
Rutherford County Solid Waste does not pick up or haul brush. Residents will need to haul their own.

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!

    Household Hazardous Waste Collection
    The Saturday April 4, 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection has been canceled.
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