Newly Elected Mayor Speculates Landfill in Rutherford County Could Close Within 3-Years

Sep 28, 2022 at 11:03 pm by WGNS News

  RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – The Middle Point Landfill in Walter Hill may have a shorter lifespan than expected. During a report filed less than a year ago, it was in.... Read More

Rutherford County Nears Partial Solution in Eliminating Huge Percentage of Waste Going to the Middle Point Landfill

Jul 13, 2022 at 07:40 am by WGNS

WGNS has more details on solutions to the growing waste generated in Rutherford County, which has been an ongoing battle as the lifespan of the Middle Point Landfill grows sho.... Read More

Middle Point Landfill Concerns and Suggestions by Rutherford County - Continue

Jun 13, 2022 at 03:01 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO, TENN) - The struggle over what to do with the aging Middle Point Landfill in Rutherford County continues, but concerns by both the city and county may not be pr.... Read More

Central Tennessee Regional Solid Waste Planning Board Passes Resolution #3

Apr 26, 2022 at 04:15 pm by WGNS

(McMinnville)  The Central Tennessee Regional Solid Waste Planning Board met in McMinnville Monday evening (4/25/2022) and passed Resolution #3. This moves efforts to con.... Read More

Murfreesboro Mayor McFarland announces “letter of intent” for long-term sale of City’s solid waste

Apr 13, 2022 at 07:08 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland announced Wednesday, April 13, 2022, a letter of intent among WastAway, LLC and Argos USA LLC and the City..... Read More

The Tennessee Trash Bill is Aimed at Cleaning-up Rural Rutherford County

Apr 12, 2022 at 04:09 pm by WGNS

The problem of illegal dumping throughout Rutherford County has pushed County Mayor Bill Ketron to ask state lawmakers to change littering laws.Current fines for littering, de.... Read More

UPDATE: State Rep. Bryan Terry discusses Rutherford County Landfill Options

Apr 11, 2022 at 03:05 pm by WGNS

The Central Tennessee Regional Solid Waste Planning Board adopted three resolutions on their first hearing April 7. One resolution would potentially prohibit solid waste fro.... Read More

Mayor Ketron Out To Get Litterers (Includes Video of Alleged Incident)

Feb 26, 2022 at 02:37 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) Recent video from Sunday (Feb. 20, 2022) of two subjects dumping a sofa in the area of Shores Road.Putting Teethin FinesRutherford County Mayor Bill Ketr.... Read More

Rep. Bryan Terry Files Legislation Requiring Local Support for Any Landfill Expansion

Jan 21, 2022 at 03:49 pm by WGNS

Representative Bryan Terry, MD(R-Murfreesboro) has filed legislation to require a letter of support from local governments for any application to expand or modify an existing.... Read More

Central Tennessee Regional Planning Board seeking additional evidence related to Middle Point Landfill expansion application

Jan 19, 2022 at 03:29 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Pursuant to a recent court ruling by the Chancery Court in BFI vs. Regional Board, the Central Tennessee Regional Solid Waste Planning Board i.... Read More

Rutherford County and City of Murfreesboro Opt Out of BFI Class Action Settlement

Jan 17, 2022 at 07:09 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron announced that the county will also be opting out of a class action lawsuit settlement from BFI Waste System.... Read More

Blackman High wins ‘No Trash November’ donation

Jan 10, 2022 at 03:00 pm by WGNS

Blackman High School’s creative PSA-style videos have won the school a “beautification donation” from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Of 55.... Read More

Murfreesboro joins legal battle over the creation of a new landfill adjacent to Middle Point Landfill and realizes initial success

Dec 30, 2021 at 12:05 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — On December 20th, Davidson County Chancery Court Judge Russell T. Perkins ordered that, in light of newly discovered evidence, the application.... Read More

UPDATE: Rutherford County Moves Closer to Partnerships in Recycling with at least Two Companies

Nov 30, 2021 at 10:00 am by WGNS

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron updated the community on new ways to handle waste, debris and more after several companies throughout the country submitted proposals on ho.... Read More

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Service in Rutherford County November 6

Nov 01, 2021 at 10:09 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Monroe and Rutherford counties on Saturday, Nov..... Read More

UPDATE: Life of Middle Point Landfill is Less Than 8-Years - Proposed Expansion will likely be Tied Up in Court

Sep 30, 2021 at 03:05 pm by WGNS

UPDATE: Republic Services, the company that oversees the Middle Point Landfill in the Walterhill area, has updated Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron on the landfill l.... Read More

La Vergne Prepares for First Leaf Litter Collection

Sep 30, 2021 at 03:01 pm by WGNS

(La Vergne, Tenn.) The La Vergne Stormwater Department is preparing for its first-ever round of leaf litter collection this fall. Staff estimates the leaf litter collection tr.... Read More

SAVE THE DATE: Rutherford County Hosts FREE Household Hazardous Waste Collection November 6

Sep 13, 2021 at 11:42 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN (September 13, 2021)—Rutherford County will host a free Household Hazardous Waste Collections (HHW) on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Items can be tak.... Read More

Rutherford County Solid Waste Advises on Proper Latex Paint Disposal

Aug 23, 2021 at 09:53 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—Rutherford County Solid Waste advises the community on the proper way to dispose of latex paint.  “If you have latex paint, no center wi.... Read More

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.... Read More