Murfreesboro City Manager Craig Tindall was on the WGNS' ACTION LINE Tuesday morning addressing listener questions dealing with the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget that includes possible tax increases, traffic issues, construction underway for a new airport terminal and other items.
Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron said one idea being discussed is building a composting facility...
Nearby Lebanon, TN continues to work on their Gasification Initiative while Rutherford County looks for solutions on what to do the Middle Point Landfill that is nearing the end of its lifespan.
The Rutherford County Commission convened Thursday evening in the historic courthouse on the Murfreesboro square. Plans are underway to officially name the new bridge that crosses broad, the Blue Raider Bridge, along with proposed fees to use the convenience centers.
As Murfreesboro continues to look for ideas on what to do about the closing of the Walter Hill landfill... so do other nearby communities.
More and more counties that utilize the Walter Hill Landfill to dump the household trash of their residents are trying to figure out what to do when that landfill reaches capacity and closes in 5 to 8 years.
Mayor Burgess said the price tag to ship Rutherford County trash into other counties will be several million dollars.
Rutherford County is receiving a special grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (TDEC) mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Carter, Robertson and Rutherford Counties on Saturday, May 13.
Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Government continue to search for ideas on what to do with waste when the Middle Point Landfill in Walter Hill reaches capacity in 7 to 10 years.
Members of the Rutherford County Solid Waste Advisory/Steering Council met Monday night and heard about a broad range of options for dealing with solid waste when the Middle Point landfill reaches capacity.
Members of the Rutherford County Solid Waste/Advisory Steering Council will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Murfreesboro City Council Chamber, as they continue to consider options for solid waste after the Middle Point landfill closes.
The state is giving Middle Point Landfill a permit to treat water from its rock-crushing operation despite opposition from area residents and an environmental group.
The issue of trash continues to be a concern for Rutherford County residents as the Middle Point Landfill is expected to reach capacity within the next 8 years.
Murfreesboro Assistant City Manager Jim Crumley tells WGNS that a $5 fee will soon be added for city residents to pay for garbage collection...
Rutherford County is going to have come up with new ideas on landfill options soon. As previously reported, the county landfill that is located in the Walter Hill community will close in 5 to 8 years.
The Middle Point Landfill in Walter Hill has completed nearly $2 million in upgrades. Officials at the site say the upgrades will likely lead to better odor control...
John Sakmar, General Manager of the Middle Point Landfill in Walter Hill, told WGNS that a new website was recently established to keep residents up to date on operations at the landfill.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is requiring Middle Point Landfill to obtain a permit dealing with water pollution to continue blasting at the site.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland told News Radio WGNS that with the closing of the local landfill in the next 8 to 12 years, the city will have to examine the idea of curbside recycling.
State Representative Bryan Terry of Murfreesboro told WGNS that the smells in Walter Hill that come from the Middle Point Landfill should be easing...
At the urging of state legislators, Tennessee Solid Waste Management officials agreed to push Middle Point Landfill operators to cut the stench at their Walter Hill facility in response to community complaints.
Reports indicate the local landfill site in Walter Hill will close within the next 15 years if not sooner.
Representatives from each municipality and the county government met on June 16, 2015, to discuss solid waste issues that will seriously affect Rutherford County within the next 15 years.
If the population growth continues as expected, the county will need to find a new place to dump trash by 2025. The new home for our trash will likely new in another county.
A change in the way of thinking in how we dispose of household waste will have to be conquered, according to Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess...
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