Allied Waste Services owns and operates its own state-of-the-art disposal facility. Middle Point Landfill, in Rutherford County, meets and exceeds all federal, state and local regulations for proper solid waste management.
About Middle Point Landfill
Middle Point Landfill has been a major component of middle Tennessee’s infrastructure since 1989. Our facility provides a vital service, managing almost one million cubic yards of solid waste each year. That’s about 3,200 tons per day, or the equivalent of 160 truck loads. We are able to do this at competitive rates while still providing free services to Rutherford County and the City of Murfreesboro. The Middle Point property is approximately 808 acres, 410 acres of which are zoned for landfill use.
Our Financial Commitment
Allied Waste Services and Middle Point Landfill have been a major component of the region’s infrastructure that has helped meet the constantly growing needs of Middle Tennessee. They play an important part of the area’s economic engine. Many people know that this business offers a direct financial benefit to Rutherford County and the City of Murfreesboro, but few are aware of the magnitude. From host fees and free disposal, Rutherford County realizes a benefit of more than $1.7 million annually. Thanks to free disposal and other services, the City of Murfreesboro receives a benefit of $1.5 million a year.
Our Environmental Commitment
Environmental protection is a responsibility that we take very seriously. We work closely with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to ensure that we meet or exceed all state and federal regulations. The geology and hydrogeology at Middle Point have undergone extensive evaluation to ensure its suitability for use as a solid waste management facility. This high level of investigative effort in concert with proven engineering design and construction practices will guarantee the facility can be constructed and operated in a safe, environmentally friendly manner.
Once trash is disposed in the landfill, it naturally decomposes; a process that produces gases. On the Middle Point site we operate more than 100 gas extraction wells which not only help greatly in managing odors but which provide a natural, clean burning source of fuel to generate electricity. We go above and beyond our regulatory requirements and actually put the gas to good use as an energy resource. It is used to generate electricity—enough to meet the needs of more than 2,200 households annually. The system is regularly monitored to prevent odors and gas migration.
Our Good Neighbor Commitment
We’re proud to be a part of this community. Allied Waste is happy to provide significant additional benefits such as hosting community events, maintaining an expansive recreation area for soccer, softball and a landing strip for model airplanes. The Murfreesboro Mustangs football club, the Tennessee Elite Fastpitch softball club and the Middle Point R/C Flyers use Middle Point Park free of charge. We also are pleased to provide land that is home to the Walter Hill Volunteer Fire Department.
We’re proud to live and work here – and just like our friends and
neighbors we will do our very best to ensure that this remains a great
community for our children and grandchildren.