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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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Paint Disposal

Oil-based paint only is only collected and properly disposed of twice a year from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Rutherford County Recycle Center at 1140 Haley Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. This collection is for households only. Oil-based paint is only considered minimally hazardous and is no longer accepted at the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection. This is in compliance with standards set by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). 

Latex paint, also called acrylic paint, will NOT be collected at this or any other event since it is not actually a hazardous material. Instead it is a nuisance waste that should be dried at home before disposing of in the regular trash. If it is not dried before disposal it will leak and splatter onto roads and cars during transport to the landfill. Also, landfills cannot accept liquids.

Refer to the label to determine if paint is either latex or oil-based. The clean up process for latex paint is just soap and water, but the clean up for oil-based paint, also referred to as alkyd, requires solvents to clean brushes and rollers.