Solid Waste Department

Mac Nolen, Solid Waste/Landfill Director

1220 West College Street
Murfreesboro TN
Phone: (615) 898-7739
Fax: (615) 898-7859
E-mail: mnolen@rutherfordcountytn.gov

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 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 of a Class III/IV, construction and demolition waste, landfill. The Rutherford County Landfill also accepts off the rim waste tires and brush.

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

Television & Computer Monitor Disposal

Effective Tuesday, May 26, 2015 all citizens will be required to pay a disposal fee for televisions and computer monitors. This is due to the hazardous material content that must be disposed of properly. This is the fee that the County is charged by the vendor for proper disposal; the County does not profit in any way from the fee. All other electronics, either with an electric cord or battery operated, are disposed of free-of-charge.

The County provides a small crew to assist residents in unloading electronic waste at the recycling center located at 1140 Haley Road in Murfreesboro. Electronics are collected each Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The center is closed each Friday and Sunday.

The fee structure for televisions and computer monitors is as follows:
1- 20 pounds = $5.00
21- 40 pounds = $10.00
41 – 60 pounds = $15.00
61 – 80 pounds = $20.00
81 – 100 pounds = $ 25.00
101 – 120 pounds = $30.00
121 – 140 pounds = $35.00
141 – 160 pounds = $40.00
161 - 180 pounds = $45.00
181 - 200 pounds = $50.00

Oil-Based Paint Disposal
The next Oil-Based Paint Collection for Proper Disposal is September 26th, 2015

Hazardous Waste Disposal
The next hazardous waste disposal for small businesses and households will be November 7th, 2015 For a schedule of neighboring county Hazardous Disposal events click here.

Operation: Rutherford Recycles
Operation: Rutherford Recycles is a new campaign that was made to raise awareness about recycling in Rutherford County. Recycling is an important issue in our community, and it will only become more important in the future. Follow Operation: Rutherford Recycles on their Facebook page to stay up to date on events and contests.

The facility and grounds are available to all eligible persons regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or veteran status. The facility and grounds will not be used by any organization that would put the County in competition with private business. Questions concerning the eligibility of use will be referred to the Public Works Committee of the Rutherford County Commission for resolution.