Solid Waste Management

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Williamson County Solid Waste Begins Phased Reopening for COVID-19 Impacted Services

Williamson County Solid Waste Department is pleased to announce that the brush, metal, and construction waste bins have been returned to all ten convenience center locations. Williamson County residents may bring up to three cubic yards per day to one convenience center, which is approximately one level pickup truck load.

Convenience centers and recycling drop-offs are permitted for Williamson County residential use only. No commercial, out-of-county, or loads larger than three cubic yards will be accepted at the convenience centers or recycling drop-off locations. Commercial loads and large loads must go to the Williamson County landfill located at 5750 Pinewood Road, Franklin, TN. Those with waste from out-of-county should contact their local solid waste department for instructions.

“We are asking residents to please be patient and work with us during this unusual time with extremely high volume waste outputs. The safety of Williamson County’s residents and our solid waste employees is our top priority,” said Nancy Zion, Williamson County Solid Waste Director.

Williamson County’s free paper shredding service provided by P & H Properties will be reopening on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Free Shred Tuesday will be available every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Material Recovery Facility located at 420 Century Court, Franklin. In order to provide the service as safely as possible, customers should practice social distancing and will be asked to stay in line six-feet apart at all times. Customers with more than five bags or boxes of paper to shred should call P & H Properties at (615) 790 - 8501 to schedule an appointment.

Goodwill trucks are expected to be returned to Fairview, Grassland, Nolensville, Southall, Thompson’s Station, and Trinity convenience centers and the Wilson Pike recycling drop-off in August 2020. Please contact your local Goodwill store if you have items you hope to donate.

Williamson County Solid Waste Changes in Operations Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

The Solid Waste Department is asking residents to comply with their social distancing measures at the centers; this includes allowing only 1 individual unloading on each side of the compactor at a time.

Free Paper Shredding Tuesday will reopen on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

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Williamson County Solid Waste Department

Our mission is to have a comprehensive, innovative, countywide solid waste management system that is flexible, sustainable, coordinated and built on a foundation of sound environmental principles with collaboration of county departments and municipalities.

The Williamson County Solid Waste Department's main headquarters are conveniently located off Exit 14 on 840 and is comprised of the county landfill, Williamson Recycles and Keep Williamson Beautiful.

Williamson Recycles is the education division of the Solid Waste Department. Keep Williamson Beautiful is the volunteer management division of the Solid Waste Department and an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.

The Solid Waste Department manages 10 convenience centers located throughout Williamson County and 2 additional recycling drop-off centers. County recycling centers are for Williamson County resident use only and are free of charge. Click here for more information and locations.

Landfill Commercial Rates

Accepted Forms of Payment: 
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card* (Visa, MasterCard, & Discover Only).
*NOTE: A 2.5% Service Fee (minimum fee $1.95) will be applied to all credit card transactions.
This fee is assessed by the credit card processor and
Williamson County Government receives no portion of this assessed fee.*

Commercial Rates effective September 1, 2016:
  • Class I - $50.00 / Ton
  • Class III/IV - $50.00 / Ton
  • Clean Wood Waste and chips - $40.00 / Ton

Waste Tire Rates effective July 1, 2013:
  • Manifested Waste Tires - $45.00 / Ton
  • Non-Manifested Waste Tires - $115.00 / Ton

Solid Waste Department Holiday Schedule

All Solid Waste departmental facilities including the landfill, all county recycling centers, Williamson Recycles and Keep Williamson Beautiful are closed on the following holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • Christmas Eve - Open 7:00 am - 11:00 am