Rutherford County gets about $800,000 per year for garbage brought into the local landfill from others counties. Furthermore, Rutherford County does not have to pay to dump trash in the landfill. However, that will likely change when the landfill located in Walter Hill closes down.
Mayor Burgess said the price tag to ship Rutherford County trash into other counties will be several million dollars.
At this point, a plan of action on what to do when the local landfill closes has not been reached.