Curbside Recycling

The city is in contact with a vendor for a curbside recycling program, but they are trying to gauge the interest first.  A survey is up on the city web page, but we wanted to run it up the flagpole here too.  Please vote!!

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8 Responses

  1. I like the concept of curbside recycling, but I voted “don’t know” because of the variables.

    What will it cost?

    How often will the pickup be?

    What are the requirements? Do you have to sort out all the different types of glass, plastics and aluminum? Or will it be like garbage where you just throw everything in?

  2. I voted “Yes”!!!!! I’m all for it!!!!

  3. I’ve sent the gentleman an e-mail and hopefully he will answer our questions. Thanks for the input. They’re out of Mt. Juliet and I imagine it’ll be a once a week pick-up. I’ll post his answers as soon as I hear from him. Thanks again!

  4. Okay. I spoke with thomas of Greent Monster Recycling yesterday afternoon. He advised me that he also has a garbage service and would like to combine the two to serve La Vergne. Ideally, he’s looking at serving 100 customers in La Vergne.

    He is still figuring the numbers, but he’s looking at under $25 a month for the recycling and garbage pick up, billed quarterly. My regular garbage pickup is $51 every three months.

    His recycling fee alone for Mt. Juliet (his base) is $12.50, so it’d definitely be a cheaper two-for-one service than adding the two together.

    He’d have separate bins, one for trash, one for paper, cans, plastic, metal cans, etc. We’d be responsible for getting a 20 gallon tote to store glass in. All colors of glass can be comined into one container. Of course, drinking glasses and ceramic dishes aren’t allowed because of the ingrediants used to make them, but bottles are.

    We’d also have to rent the cans from him, but that will be included in the cost. He may have a set up fee, depending on how much the cans cost. It would be minimal, however.

    I’ll hear back from him on Monday and will let you know what he comes up with — as far as a final number on the cost.

    We may have to put out a little up front, but it’s worth it to help save the planet. Right?

    • I recycle at Kroger and the dump, now. It would be handy to have curbside, esp. for those who are looking for an easier way to do recycling.

      Thanks for checking into this!

  5. Hey guys —

    If you want to recycle your old phone books, you can drop them off at Smyrna City Hall, 315 S. Lowery in Smyrna. That’s according to Recycle Rutherford.

    Also, Citizens no longer have to wait for the annual household hazardous waste collections to get rid of computers, television sets, microwaves, and similar electronic devices. Rutherford County residents may take electronic wastes every Tuesday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to 1140 Haley Road, Murfreesboro.

    Since Rutherford County Solid Waste Department started accepting electronic waste in July, almost 38,000 pounds of materials have been collected, according to Mac Nolen, director.

    In addition, the Haley Road collection site will also accept batteries of all kinds during the electronic waste collections on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

    The site is open 24/7 for dropping off other recyclables: newspaper, cardboard, aluminum, metal cans, plastic containers, and glass (clear, brown, and green). For additional information, please call 615-898-7739.

  6. An update:

    I am contacting the disposal companies which service La Vergne as well. I know at least one was interested in starting a service. Rather than bringing another trash service in town, I want to give the current ones a chance to start their own. It’s kind of dicey for me. I can’t recommend one over another because of my affiliation with the City, but if I can find a good selection for us, then I’ll be sure to let you know. The bottom line is that we want someone to do the recycling. And we want it to be a fair price.

    I’ll keep you updated.

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