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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.

Landfill Disposal Information

There are two different ways to dispose of your solid waste in Williamson County: (1) convenience centers and (2) the landfill.

1. Convenience Centers

Must see attendant before unloading

  • Williamson County residents only – from primary residence only
    • Proof of residency required
    • One trip per day
    • Three cubic yard limit per day per household (approximately one level pick-up truck load)
  • No Commercial loads accepted
    • Rental property is considered commercial and must be taken to the landfill. Commercial rates apply. 

2. Landfill

For Williamson County Residents - from primary residence only

  • Proof of residency required.
  • Residents may bring large loads or multiple loads to the landfill only
  • There is no charge for Williamson County residents for up to 10 tons per year
  • Rental property is considered commercial. Commercial rates apply.

Note: Please have a Photo ID and proof of residency ready for the Scale Operator to review upon arrival. The Williamson County resident must be present with proof of residence at the time a load is delivered to the landfill to receive the no charge cost.  This applies to primary residence only. The no charge cost is limited to the first 10 tons of Class I waste, class III/IV waste, and/or brush per calendar year per Williamson County residential household. Receipt of the no charge cost is strictly dependent on the Williamson County resident meeting all of these requirements, all policies of the Williamson County Solid Waste Department, and all applicable laws, rules, and ordinances.

For a list of landfill and convenience center locations, click here. 

Commercial loads – must be from Williamson County only
  • Rates as of September 1, 2016
    • Brush - Clean wood waste and chips - $40.00 / ton
    • Class I - Household garbage - $50.00 / ton
    • Class III / IV - Construction / Demolition - $50.00 / ton
    • Manifested Waste Tires - $45.00 / ton
    • Non-Manifested Waste Tires - $115.00 / ton
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.*