Solid Waste

Rutherford County and the City of Murfreesboro will host a free Household Hazardous Waste Collections (HHW) on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Items can be taken to the City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department located at 4765 Florence Road, Murfreesboro between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This is the ONLY location where HHW items will be accepted.

The event is free, and all households are encouraged to participate.

Acceptable items are 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. For a complete list refer to:

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.

Electronic waste is also NOT accepted at his event. Instead, it is collected each Monday through Thursday, and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 1140 Haley Road in Murfreesboro. For more information please go to:

For more information about the event, please visit: or contact the Solid Waste Office at 615-898-7739.

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New ordinance for loose grass clippings and bulky item collection:

Loose grass clippings will be a charge of $5.00 per occurrence. Clippings should be placed in a biodegradable paper bag for curbside collection to avoid the $5.00 charge.

Bulky item collection charges:

$10 per item for the first three items.

$30 for each item over three items. For instance: 4 items would be $60.00. 3 items would be $30.00

Some examples of items are:

Mattress and matching box spring= 1 item

Headboard, footboard and bed rails (all matching)= 1 item

Sectional sofa= 1 item


Please call 615-893-3681 to schedule your bulky item collection.


All charges will be added to the water bill.

Murfreesboro City Convenience Center 

648 West Main Street

Murfreesboro, TN 37130


Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30am - 3:00pm

*Commercial tags not permitted*

City Mulching Facility 

Brush, limb and leaf drop off

4765 Florence Road

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Monday-Friday 6:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Ph: 615-893-3681

Fx: 615-904-6541

The Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department is responsible for curbside collection of household garbage and yard waste. Together, we work hard to help make your neighborhood look as pleasing as possible. We'll provide residents with a free 96-gallon garbage cart and we will empty it once per week. Additional carts are available for purchase. For more information or to purchase an additional cart, please call 615-893-3681.