Sat. (April 2, 2022) 8:00AM-Noon Rutherford County will host a free Household Hazardous Waste Collections at the City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department located at 4765 Florence Rd). This is the only location where household hazardous waste materials will be accepted.
Acceptable items: home maintenance/improvement products such as used strippers and thinners, adhesives, driveway sealant, roofing tar and wallpaper remover.
Home lawn and garden products: pesticides, fertilizers and wood preservatives.
Miscellaneous items: pool chemicals, photo processing chemicals, aerosols/compressed gas, mercury thermostats and thermometers, fluorescent tubes (can be taken to Haley Road too), and compact fluorescent bulbs.
Medicines and drugs: will also be accepted, but please empty medications into a zip-lock plastic bag before bringing to the event. Needles and sharps in puncture proof containers with sealed lids are now accepted, as well.
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Items that are not accepted include infectious wastes, automotive gas tanks, explosives, ammunition, gun powder and fireworks. In addition, radioactive wastes such as smoke detectors and radium paint will not be accepted. For more information on how to properly dispose of latex paint, visit:
Electronic waste is also NOT accepted at his event. Instead, it is collected each Monday through Thursday, and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 1140 Haley Road in Murfreesboro. For more information please go to:
For more information about the event, please visit: solidwaste.rutherfordcountytn.gov or contact the Solid Waste Office at 615-898-7874.