MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Point Landfill announced Friday that the site has increased onsite odor controls and offsite monitoring in response to recent concerns by some in the community.
The added measures are already underway and include expanding onsite odor misting and control capabilities, surging-in expert technicians for comprehensive site systems checks and involving third-party technical consultants to perform independent offsite odor inspections.
In addition, in collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Middle Point is accelerating the installation of 30 new or replacement landfill gas extraction wells, which is expected to further optimize gas collection and control systems.
“We know the trust that this community puts in us,” said Jeremy Jernigan, general manager of Middle Point Landfill. “It’s something we’ve earned over time, and take great pride in. We’re stepping up our efforts to get to the bottom of these concerns, irrespective of the source. If anyone believes they detect offsite odor that could be attributable to the Landfill, we encourage them to contact our team in real time through the landfill website.”
The community is asked to provide specific details when contacting the landfill team, such as:
- Location (address, cross streets or landmark) where odor is detected;
- Time of day when odor is detected;
- Weather or wind conditions at the time;
- Identifying any other potential sources or infrastructure in the vicinity;
- Description of the type of odor detected (sewer, trash, gas or other); and
- Potency of the odor detected (from 1 [barely detectable] to 5 [high]).
When sharing concerns, please contact the site team in real time at: https://middlepointlandfill.