MURFREESBORO, TN – Members of the Rutherford County Solid Waste Advisory & Steering Council met Monday night and heard a wide variety of options for dealing with solid waste when the Middle Point landfill reaches capacity.
“The goal of the next workshop is to have a few scenarios and proposals so we can have a more meaningful discussion,” said Mayor of Murfreesboro Shane McFarland.
Members of SOCM, Statewide Organizing for Community Empowerment, also met Tuesday night for coming up with their own ideas as well.
“We started the stop the stink campaign. We went into the Walter Hill community and asked how the landfill has impacted them. They came to us with a whole host of problems,” said SOCM member Matt Ferry.
Many residents are being personally affected by the landfill and hopes the city will execute a plan very soon.
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