In 1995, Rutherford County and the City of Murfreesboro signed an agreement that allows residents to send solid waste to the Middle Point landfill free of charge. The savings to taxpayers? $4 million a year.
Another benefit? Other counties that use Middle Point make pay Rutherford County around $900,000 a year.
But when Middle Point goes away, so do these benefits. The costs will be considerable. Now is the time to come up with a smart plan for the future of solid waste in Rutherford County.
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