UPDATES: Middle Point Landfill

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(MURFREESBORO) As part of our ongoing commitment to safe and responsible landfill operations, the Middle Point Landfill team announced infrastructure projects recently completed or currently underway at the facility.

In January, Republic Services completed installation of a new enclosed landfill flare on-site. An upgrade from the previous flare, this version increases the capacity to collect and safely destroy landfill gas generated at the Landfill.

Late last year the waste management firm also completed development of a new disposal cell within the permitted landfill. As part of this development, Middle Point is now in the process of installing additional landfill gas infrastructure, which will tie in to the existing landfill gas system to continue safe and responsible landfill gas collection and control once the new disposal cell comes online.

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Republic Services' General Manager Jeremy Jernigan (left photo) noted, "The landfill gas infrastructure project is forecast to be completed by early spring."

Rutherford County and the City of Murfreesboro are working together and getting proposals from commercial firms on what to do next, after the landfill closes.

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Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron said . . .

Ketron also noted that some counties efficiently own and operate their solid waste disposal facilities, and that might be a consideration if a commercial firm does not present and acceptable idea.

Republic Services, Inc., is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through its subsidiaries, Republic's collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make responsive waste disposal effortless for its 14 million customers.

Operating in Rutherford County, Tenn., since 1988, Middle Point Landfill provides safe and environmentally responsible waste disposal services. Middle Point employs 33 full time employees, purchases supplies and equipment locally and has an estimated economic impact of $7.5 million annually on the surrounding area.

The current landfill will have to close in 5 to 8 years, which is why Rutherford County is searching for answers on what to do with trash generated locally. In the meantime, NewsRadio WGNS will keep you informed of proposals being made or "out of the box" ideas being considered.

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