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Are There Surprises In The Boro's Fiscal Year 2020?
Are There Surprises In The Boro's Fiscal Year 2020?

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.

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The Question of What to do with TRASH in Rutherford County Continues
The Question of What to do with TRASH in Rutherford County Continues

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron said one idea being discussed is building a composting facility...

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More Talks on Rutherford County Landfill Solutions
More Talks on Rutherford County Landfill Solutions

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.

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Rutherford County Commission Convenes
Rutherford County Commission Convenes

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.

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Murfreesboro not the only area struggling with the future closing of the landfill
Murfreesboro not the only area struggling with the future closing of the landfill

As Murfreesboro continues to look for ideas on what to do about the closing of the Walter Hill landfill... so do other nearby communities.

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What will neighboring counties do when the Walter Hill Landfill CLOSES?
What will neighboring counties do when the Walter Hill Landfill CLOSES?

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.

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Cost of closing landfill in Rutherford County in the millions
Cost of closing landfill in Rutherford County in the millions

Mayor Burgess said the price tag to ship Rutherford County trash into other counties will be several million dollars.

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Grant money to curb waste into Rutherford County landfill
Grant money to curb waste into Rutherford County landfill

Rutherford County is receiving a special grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

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Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Service in  Carter, Robertson and Rutherford Counties on May 13
Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Service in Carter, Robertson and Rutherford Counties on May 13

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.

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The Middle Point Landfill closing in near future - where will Rutherford County Waste go?
The Middle Point Landfill closing in near future - where will Rutherford County Waste go?

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.

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The Future of the Middle Point Landfill in Rutherford County
The Future of the Middle Point Landfill in Rutherford County

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.

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With Middle Point closure on the horizon, leaders are studying solutions
With Middle Point closure on the horizon, leaders are studying solutions

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.

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Permit approved for Middle Point Landfill
Permit approved for Middle Point Landfill

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.

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UPDATE: Life of the landfill ending - continued
UPDATE: Life of the landfill ending - continued

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.

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Murfreesboro residents to soon pay $5 per garbage can per month
Murfreesboro residents to soon pay $5 per garbage can per month

Murfreesboro Assistant City Manager Jim Crumley tells WGNS that a $5 fee will soon be added for city residents to pay for garbage collection...

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Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess talks about the future of our garbage
Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess talks about the future of our garbage

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.

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Better Odor Control at the Middle Point Landfill in Walter Hill
Better Odor Control at the Middle Point Landfill in Walter Hill

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...

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New Website for the Middle Point Landfill in Walter Hill Area
New Website for the Middle Point Landfill in Walter Hill Area

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.

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TN Department of Environment and Conservation requiring Middle Point Landfill to obtain permit dealing with water pollution
TN Department of Environment and Conservation requiring Middle Point Landfill to obtain permit dealing with water pollution

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.

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With the landfill closing in a few years, Murfreesboro will have to recycle more
With the landfill closing in a few years, Murfreesboro will have to recycle more

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.

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The smell in Walter Hill may actually be getting better
The smell in Walter Hill may actually be getting better

State Representative Bryan Terry of Murfreesboro told WGNS that the smells in Walter Hill that come from the Middle Point Landfill should be easing...

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Bad smells at the landfill in the Walter Hill area of Rutherford County
Bad smells at the landfill in the Walter Hill area of Rutherford County

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.

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Rutherford County and 18 other Middle Tennessee Counties will have to find a NEW landfill
Rutherford County and 18 other Middle Tennessee Counties will have to find a NEW landfill

Reports indicate the local landfill site in Walter Hill will close within the next 15 years if not sooner.

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Landfill in Rutherford County is expected to close no later than 2028 or sooner
Landfill in Rutherford County is expected to close no later than 2028 or 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.

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Rutherford County may have to completely stop using the landfill by 2025
Rutherford County may have to completely stop using the landfill by 2025

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.

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Trash in Walter Hill is Piling Up and Piling UP!
Trash in Walter Hill is Piling Up and Piling UP!

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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Residents Hear from TDEC About Middle Point Landfill
A public hearing will be held later this week with the state Department of Environment and Conservation and concerned residents near the Allied Waste Middle Point Landfill.
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Accusations of Ignoring Environmental Regulations Made Against County Officials
Several citizens professed that something smelled a little fishy out at the county landfill at the April meeting of the Rutherford County Commission, where claims were made that the county has been ignoring environmental regulations...


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