QUESTION: Why do Murfreesboro Citizens Now Pay For Trash Pick Up Services?

Aug 19, 2019 at 11:33 am by bryan

Some have asked how the City of Murfreesboro has been able to provide FREE trash service for citizens for years and now the city is charging as the life of the landfill comes to an end. City Councilman Ronnie Martin stated...

Martin said that service adds up to around $6.5 million annually, but due to the original agreement with Murfreesboro providing their water treatment for the landfill - it was not charged to citizens. The city will soon have to transport trash elsewhere due the landfill only having about 5 to 7 years of life left.

The residential trash pick up fee as of July 1, 2019 is $7.50 per trash container - per month. Businesses pay $30 per month per container.

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