Household Waste Collection April 6 and Nov. 9, 2019

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(MURFREESBORO) You may wish to start cleaning out the garage, attic and storage building for the HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE collection that's scheduled for April 6th and again seven months later, November 2, 2019.

Both will open at 8:00 each Saturday morning and continue until noon at the City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department. To help with identifying this location, that's where Murfreesboro gives away free mulch at certain times during the year.



Acceptable items are home maintenance/improvement products such as used strippers and thinners, adhesives, driveway sealant, roofing tar and wallpaper remover. Home lawn and garden products that are accepted include pesticides, fertilizers and wood preservatives. In addition, acceptable miscellaneous items include pool chemicals, photo processing chemicals, aerosols/compressed gas, mercury thermostats and thermometers, fluorescent tubes, 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. For a complete list refer to:


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.

PAINT IS NOT ACCEPTED at this collection. For directions on solidifying latex paint and information on the collection of oil-based paint, please refer to:

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 a fee and advance reservations, small businesses may properly dispose of hazardous materials immediately following this collection through the CESQG program This is for businesses such as automotive painting and repair shops, beauty salons, construction companies, dentists, dry cleaners, painters, print shops, property managers, public storage businesses or any other business or not-for-profit agency that needs to dispose of hazardous materials. Please contact Clean Harbors Environmental Services at 615 643-3170 or by e-mail at for a price quote and appointment time.


If you have questions, contact Rutherford County Environmental Education Coordinator Mimi Davis Keisling by phoning 615-542-4633 or e-mail her at

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