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Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Post Date:03/14/2019

Sunny days are ahead which means spring cleaning! Rutherford County is hosting an extra Household Hazardous Waste Collection this spring on Saturday, April 6th from 8:00am – Noon at the City of Murfreesboro Public Works Facility, 4765 Florence Road, Murfreesboro. A second collection is scheduled for later this year - Saturday, November 2nd.

Acceptable Items for this Event:
Home maintenance/improvement products such as used strippers and thinners, adhesives, driveway sealant, roofing tar and wallpaper remover. Home lawn and garden products that are accepted include pesticides, fertilizers and wood preservatives. In addition, acceptable miscellaneous items include pool chemicals, photo processing chemicals, aerosols/compressed gas, mercury thermostats and thermometers, fluorescent tubes, and compact fluorescent bulbs. Medicines and drugs will also be accepted, but please empty medications into a zip-lock plastic bag before bringing to the event. Needles and sharps in puncture proof containers with sealed lids are now accepted as well.

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Items that are not accepted include infectious wastes, automotive gas tanks, explosives, ammunition, gun powder and fireworks. In addition, radioactive wastes such as smoke detectors and radium paint will not be accepted.  
PAINT IS NOT ACCEPTED at this collection. For directions on solidifying latex paint and information on the collection of oil-based paint, please refer to:
Electronic waste is also NOT accepted at his event. Instead, it is collected each Monday through Thursday, and Saturday from 7:30am – 4:00pm at 1140 Haley Road in Murfreesboro.

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For a fee and advance reservations, small businesses may properly dispose of hazardous materials immediately following this collection through the CESQG program.

CESQG Program State of TN

This is for businesses such as automotive painting and repair shops, beauty salons, construction companies, dentists, dry cleaners, painters, print shops, property managers, public storage businesses or any other business or not-for-profit agency that needs to dispose of hazardous materials. Please contact Clean Harbors Environmental Services at (615) 643-3170 or by e-mail for a price quote and appointment time.



This is a great opportunity to safeguard homes from potentially dangerous materials. For more information please contact Mimi D. Keisling at (615) 542-4633 or by e-mail, or by logging on to