Rutherford County Narrows List of 9 Recycling Contract Proposals Down to 4 Possibilities

May 26, 2021 at 03:38 pm by WGNS


The local government continues to look for new ways to deal with trash, in an effort to curb the use of the landfill located in the Walterhill area.

A total of nine companies turned in proposals on how they would handle garbage generated in Rutherford County in hopes of contracting services with the government. County Mayor Bill Ketron told WGNS NEWS that they have narrowed the nine proposals down to four viable options. Ketron suggested he was most impressed with Pratt Recycling out of Conyers, Georgia...



Ketron said the recycling company has several end products...



Waste Management and Republic Services want to do similar ventures, but Republic would not build a facility for their efforts until the waste stream grew to a specific tonnage.

The company called Waste Away is based in Warren County, TN and they turn waste into pellets that can be used in boilers to generate heat.

The Public Works Committee plans to further examine the recycling options and research the short-list of four proposals.

The Short List:

1.) Waste Management
2.) Republic Services
3.) Waste Away
4.) Pratt Recycling

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