Murfreesboro Mayor Comments on BFI Lawsuit Over Expansion Request to the State

Aug 12, 2021 at 09:57 am by WGNS

The issue of the landfill in the Walter Hill area of Rutherford County continues to plague residents and government officials.

As many realize, the current landfill has a life expectancy that is ending within the next 8-years, according to past reports from experts. As a result, both Murfreesboro and Rutherford County offices have been working to figure out a way to better deal with waste in the future, which is why the landfill asking the state for permission to expand came as a surprise.

Evidently, the proposed landfill expansion was denied by the state.

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland said that BFI, owned by Republic Services, filed suit against the Central Tennessee Solid Waste Board….

McFarland noted…

In the meantime, Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will continue to look for ways to recycle or better rid waste generated by local residents.

Past News on the Landfill:

State Rep. Bryan Terry Opposes Landfill Expansion – Click Here.
City of Murfreesboro Objects to Expansion – Click Here.
Rutherford County Looks at Recycling Ideas – Click Here.
Odor Investigations in Area of Landfill – Click Here.
The Smells of the Landfill – Click Here.
Life of the Landfill is Short – Click Here.
For all of the past news stories regarding the local landfill, Click Here.

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