Trash and Recycling Collection in Murfreesboro, Tennessee



The city of Murfreesboro provides weekly trash collection and recycling services for residents. This article covers key details like standard schedules, holiday changes, pickup guidelines, and important contact information for Murfreesboro sanitation services.

Weekly Trash and Recycling Schedule

Murfreesboro provides weekly garbage collection for all residential homes on designated days. Trash carts must be placed curbside by 6am on your assigned collection day. Carts should be removed from the curb by the end of the day.

The city provides one 96-gallon cart per household. Additional carts can be requested for a fee by calling 615-893-3681. Apartments and complexes have their own waste disposal systems.

Recycling is collected every other week on the same day as your trash pickup. The city provides 18-gallon bins for recyclables. Check the collection schedule map to find your assigned pickup day.

Holiday Schedule Changes

Trash collection is suspended on major holidays observed by the city. Collection days shift during holiday weeks:

  • If the holiday falls on Monday, Monday routes are picked up on Tuesday
  • If on Tuesday, Tuesday routes become Wednesday, and so on
  • Friday routes are collected on Saturday

View the holiday collection schedule for exact dates. Major holidays include:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Yard waste and recycling may have altered pickup days based on the trash schedule changes.

Trash Pickup Policies and Rules

Murfreesboro residents must follow these garbage collection policies:

  • All trash must be bagged inside carts
  • Carts cannot exceed 50 lbs
  • Place carts within 2 feet of the curb
  • Carts should be 3 feet away from other objects
  • Ensure lids are closed and do not overfill
  • Do not place trash outside carts
  • Retrieve carts from curb by the end of day

The city may refuse collection if these rules are violated. Review the full solid waste ordinance for more information.

Bulky Item and Brush Collection

For large bulky items like furniture and appliances, residents can schedule a special curbside pickup by calling 615-893-3681. Fees apply based on volume.

Brush, leaves, and yard waste are collected weekly on your normal garbage day. Place trimmings in cans, paper bags or reusable containers. Bundle brush or tie into 4-foot sections.

Recycling Centers and Services

Murfreesboro offers biweekly curbside recycling pickup as well as drop-off locations:

  • St. Clair Street Recycling Center – 1017 St. Clair St
  • Haley Road Convenience and Recycling Center – 4765 Florence Rd

These sites accept paper, cardboard, plastic, metals, electronics, batteries, lightbulbs, used oil, and other standard recyclables.

The city also hosts special recycling events throughout the year for hazardous wastes, sensitive documents, tires, and other items. Check the calendar for upcoming recycling events.

Contact Information

Contact Murfreesboro Solid Waste for any questions or service requests:

Solid Waste Department

4765 Florence Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Phone: 615-893-3681

Email: [email protected]

Visit the Solid Waste office Monday-Friday from 6am-2:30pm to purchase additional carts, schedule bulky pickups, or ask questions in person.

Keeping Murfreesboro Clean

Properly containing and disposing of household waste is key to maintaining clean streets and neighborhoods in Murfreesboro. Follow all trash guidelines and utilize curbside pickup services as well as recycling centers. Report any illegal dumping by calling 615-893-3681.

Through community participation, we can ensure Murfreesboro continues to have sustainable and effective garbage and recycling programs for all residents.


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