Solid waste, by the numbers

waste1$3.3 million – Amount saved annually by local residents who pay no tipping fees or taxes to use Middle Point landfill

$900,000 – Approximate amount of revenue received by Rutherford County annually from the other counties that use Middle Point

600,000 – Expected Rutherford County population in 2035, which currently stands at approximately 310,000.

300,000 – Expected Murfreesboro population in 2035, which currently stands at approximately 119,000.

45% – Amount of increase in solid waste during the past 15 years.

41,030 tons – Amount of waste disposed of in 2016 at Middle Point for free from Rutherford County

35,563 tons – Amount of waste disposed of in 2016 at Middle Point for free from the City of Murfreesboro

18 years – How long it has been since Murfreesboro residents have seen a property tax increase

750,000 tons – Amount of waste disposed of each year at Middle Point from other counties, bringing in $1.20 per ton for Rutherford County.

3,228,171 tons – Amount of solid waste disposed in 2015 in Middle Tennessee

966,253 tons – Amount of solid waste recycled in 2015 in Middle Tennessee

375,477 tons – Amount of solid waste that was composted or otherwise digested anaerobically in 2015 in Middle Tennessee

Sources: TDEC, UT Center for Business and Economic Research, Rutherford County and City of Murfreesboro Departments of Solid Waste