Recycling in Maury County
Maury County is asking each resident to help lower the Solid Waste Land filling costs which will beneficially effect each person’s taxes and improve the environment by recycling rather than disposing of valuable materials in garbage and trash. Recycling also makes good sense on a national basis as for every ton of aluminum recycled saves the equivalent of 35.6 barrels of crude oil which we will not have to buy from foreigners; and for every ton of paper/cardboard recycled we will save the equivalent of:
- 17 trees
- 3 cubic yards of landfill space
- 4,100 kilowatt hours of electricity
- 60 pounds of air pollution contaminants
- 7,000 gallons of water
Maury County currently provides recycling receptacles at each of its 9 convenience centers. Maury County also has two recycling centers located at the corner of West 8th and Beckett (Columbia), and behind Food Lion (Spring Hill).
The materials which can be recycled are:
- Aluminum - Aluminum cans and scrap aluminum are accepted.
- Cardboard - Cardboard boxes and dividers, phonebooks, cereal and other food cardboard boxes are accepted. However, no waxed boxes such as banana boxes and milk cartons.
- Household Glass Containers - Drink containers, household food (pickles, salad dressing, etc), and cleaning supply containers. Separate the clear and the colored glass. However, no window, mirror, or windshield glass.
- Mixed Paper - Any kind of paper such as copy paper, newspapers, magazines, junk mail, writing tablets, and etc.
- Plastic Containers - All plastic can be accepted except the following: grocery sacks, garbage bags, any containers that have metal on them (plastic bucket with metal handle). Please, no containers that have been used to hold oil or antifreeze. Plastic grocery sacks can typically be dropped at a local grocery store as we can not recycle them.
- Steel - Steel food cans, scrap steel, old appliances (Refrigeration and air conditioning units containing freon must be delivered to The Solid Waste Facility (MCSW)).
Solid Waste Facility
The following items must be delivered to the Solid Waste Facility (MCSW):
- Electronics/Computers - Charged by ton, the minimum is $5.
- Paint - Both acrylic and oil-based paints, the minimum is $5.
- Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Units - Any units containing Freon. There will be a $5 fee for extracting the Freon.
- Tires - There is a charge of $78 per ton, approximately 200 tires depending on weight. Old tires are taken between the time of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, but please call MCSW at 931-375-6402 or 931-375-6403 before loading your tires as space can sometimes be limited.
Cash or check only, please!