Recycling & Waste Services

Rutherford County Recycling Center
  • Recyclable material collected: Aluminum, scrap metal, newspaper, cardboard, plastic, magazines, glass, and carpet pads.
  • No bulk items accepted on Sundays. Any item or material that goes into an open-top container is considered bulk. Only household garbage (such as kitchen bags, etc.) and recyclable commodities (metal not included) are accepted on Sundays.
  • The centers are for Rutherford County residential use only.
  • The centers will accept household waste and recyclable materials.
  • Recyclable materials should be separated from the trash before arrival to the centers.
  • Only one visit per day with the equivalence of one level pickup truck load is allowed.
  • Trailers of 10 feet in length or less are allowed into the centers. If you are pulling the trailer with a truck, we will only accept the load on the trailer or the truck, not both.
  • The open-top containers stand about six (6) feet tall. If you need help getting an item over into them, you need to bring that help with you.
  • Recyclable materials should be separated from the trash before arrival to the centers.
  • The equivalence of one level pickup truck load per day is allowed.
  • Trailers of approximately 10 feet in length or less are allowed into the centers. It does not matter what is on the trailer; it cannot be longer than 10 feet in length.
  • No box trucks or trailers are allowed.
  • No yard waste or brush. These items are accepted at no charge at the Rutherford County Landfill or Murfreesboro Mulch Facility.
  • No propane or gas tanks are allowed.
  • No flammable fuels or oils are accepted.
  • No commercial waste of materials are allowed.
  • No scavenging is allowed.
  • No dumping when centers are closed.
  • Refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners must be intact and free of contaminants before arriving at the centers. DO NOT remove Freon or compressor if recycling.
  • The centers will not accept paint, televisions, computers, florescent light bulbs or ballast.
Hazardous Materials
The City of Murfreesboro Public Works Facility at 4765 Florence Road, Murfreesboro, will periodically collect hazardous waste materials, including:
  • Household cleaners: drain openers, oven cleaners, wood and metal cleaners and polishes, toilet bowl cleaners, disinfectants
  • Home maintenance products: oil-based paints, paint thinner, stripper, adhesives and other home improvement products
  • Lawn and garden products: herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers
  • Automotive products: oil and fuel additives, grease and rust solvents, air condition refrigerants, starter fluids, cleaners
  • Miscellaneous items such as pool chemicals, aerosols, photo processing chemicals, medicines and drugs
To learn about when these materials will be collected, call 615-542-4633.

Electronic Waste should be diverted from this collection and is accepted every Tuesday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 1140 Haley Road in Murfreesboro. Please call 615-898-7739 for further details about electronic waste.