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Electronic Waste


Beginning September 14, 2015, we will be making changes to the BOPAE process:

*Limit of 5 gallons of Cooking Oil and Motor Oil per day

*Limit of 5 computers per day

*Limit of 15 gallons of paint per day

*Limit of 15 gallons of Clear Sealer per day

* Limit of 5 CFL Bulbs and Fluorescent Tubes per day

Entrance to B.O.P.A.E. has changed to 417 Century Ct


If Going To BOPAE, DO NOT GO OVER SCALES. The transfer station entrance is for refuse.


BOPAE 2BOPAE drop-off location:
417 Century Court
Franklin, TN 37064

Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
          8 a.m. - 12 Noon, 1st Saturday of the Month

The City of Franklin Sanitation and Environmental Services Department provides a free service to Williamson County residents. Residents are able to drop-off batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze, and electronics (BOPAE) at the City of Franklin Sanitation and Environmental Services Department.

Previously, these items would only be accepted during the Household Hazardous Waste Collection days sponsored by Keep Williamson Beautiful and the Williamson County Solid Waste Department. The City of Franklin and Williamson County formed an inter-local agreement to make this service available to residents five days a week.

This is a free service for Williamson County residents only and commercial waste will not be accepted. The City of Franklin Sanitation and Environmental Services Department will accept residential BOPAE waste Monday through Friday from 6:30 am until 2 pm.

Alkaline batteries no longer contain mercury. These can be disposed of in your household garbage. To prevent fire, please tape the connection points of a 9-volt battery and both ends of other alkaline batteries prior to tossing them in with your household garbage.

Electronics placed at curbside will be collected with your regular trash and WILL NOT be recycled.

Liquids brought to BOPAE drop-off site must be in original labeled containers. If liquids are in containers that no longer have a label, please use the annual household hazardous waste drop-off event coordinated by the Williamson County Solid Waste Department.

Ways to dispose of oil-based and latex paints at home:

Remove the lid and let the paint air dry in the can. To speed up the process, stir in and absorbent material such as clay, kitty litter, sawdust, or leftover concrete mix. Empty or dry paint cans can be placed in trash bag and placed in garbage.

Remember: Never pour oil or latex paint into a drain or into the ground. It is considered hazardous waste, and disposing of it this way is illegal.

DO NOT place Oil, Paint cans that contain liquid or Anti-freeze in your trash or at curbside. 


  • Batteries: Automotive, RechargeableBOPAE 3
  • Oil: Motor oil and strained cooking oil
  • Paint: oil and water based
  • Antifreeze
  • Electronic Waste:
    Computers - Laptops and desktop, hard drives should be cleared of any personal information
    All computer components - mice, keyboards, monitors, speakers and cables.
    Electronic Circuit boards and components
    Fax machines, copiers, printers, scanners and modems
    Televisions - flat and tube type
    Telephones - Cell phones and telephone systems (cordless and wired)
    Stereo equipment - CD players, DVD players, VCR's and pagers
    Video Games, handheld games, PDA's
    Microwave ovens
    Small appliances (Mixers, Toaters, Coffee Pots, Crock Pots)
  • Residential Medical Equipment
    All cables
    *Most any household electrical item that does not have a compressor
  • Light fixtures
  • CFL Bulbs and Fluorescent Tubes
  • Power tools
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Curling Irons/Hair Dryers
  • Electric Heaters/Fans
  • Fire Extinguishers


  • Mercury Compounds/Thermometers
  • Alkaline Batteries ( A's, C, D & 9V)
  • Gas
  • Gas/Oil
  • Diesel
  • Kerosene
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Paint Stripper
  • Wallpaper Paste & Stripper
  • Thinner/Solvents
  • Acids
  • Turpentine
  • Tar
  • Black Top Sealer
  • Glues/Adhesives
  • Paint Brushes
  • Paint Roller & Pans
  • Aerosol/Spray Cans
  • Glass Containers
  • Brake Fluid
  • Tile
  • Oil Filters
  • Air Filters
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Caulk
  • Sheet Rock Mud
  • Drivit Stucco Repair
  • Bug Sprays/Pesticides/Herbicides
  • Citronella Oil
  • Lamp Oil
  • Vinyl Siding Cleaner
  • Masonry Cleaners
  • Cleaning Supplies/Chemicals
  • Bleach
  • Leaf Blowers
  • Video Games
  • DVDS/Cassettes
  • Movies
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Photography Chemicials/Supplies
  • Quickrete/Concrete
  • Fertilizer
  • Propane Tanks
  • Butane Tanks
  • Helium Tanks
  • Gas or Electric Weed Eaters
  • Gas or Electric Chain Saws
  • Air Purifiers
  • Thermostats 
  • Tires

Please Recycle these items

Do Not place BOPAE items out on the curb with your trash

Commercial Items and Household Hazardous Waste will NOT be Accepted

For more information on the BOPAE program, please call 615-794-1516.