‘Mt. Trashmore’ causing big stink among Murfreesboro residents

Middle Point Landfill
Photo: WKRN

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – What some call Rutherford County’s “Mt. Trashmore” is still causing a big stink among residents.

We’re talking about the Middle Point Landfill where 19 Tennessee counties, including Davidson, transport their waste.

Friday morning, the Davidson County Solid Waste Region Board met to discuss a number of things, including how to cut down on trash going to Middle Point.

There are no landfills in Davidson, so waste has to be transported out, but nearby landfills are filling up fast.

The board is trying to come up with a plan that would go into effect in the next few years, but one Rutherford County resident says that’s not soon enough.

“We’re suffering out there. Our property values are down and it’s just dangerous. The environment has been destroyed,” said Gina Guinn, who lives near the landfill.

“We want a much more in-depth study to look at all options for getting our waste down to as close to zero as possible so we can feel better at night that our garbage, whatever’s left, is not going to that landfill or any other landfill,” said John Sherman with the Solid Waste Region Board.

Middle Point Landfill
Photo: WKRN

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