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Blue Bin Recycling Suspended Until Further Notice

Marshall County Processor not taking recyclables

Post Date:03/16/2020 3:00 PM

March 16, 2020

Franklin— The City of Franklin is sad to announce our new Blue Bin Recycling program is temporarily suspended immediately until further notice.  The recycling processor, Marshall County Recycling has halted services due to the COVID-19, (Coronavirus).  We have reached out to other processors, but at this time there are no services available.

In the mean time, citizens can take their recyclables to the Williamson County Recycling Centers or throw their recycling in the trash. See the locations at

City of Franklin City Administrator Eric Stuckey said, “We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we will do our best to restore these services when we can.  The Blue Bin program is important to the City and something we will continue in the future.”

The City will no longer collect blue bags, cardboard, or bagged excessive trash or "buck-a-bag" from the ground at curb or at the backdoor for customers receiving back door service effective March 23.

Services not affected at this time and will continue unaffected include:

  • Yard waste (brush and brown bags)
  • Bulky item call in service (white goods, household furniture) that can be picked up at curb mechanically.
  • Regular (black) trash bin service

Customers that frequently have excessive trash that will not fit in their black trash container are encouraged to request a second trash bin for an additional administrative setup fee of $75 and $7.50 month thereafter. Customers with occasional excessive trash are encouraged to utilize one of the county convenience centers.

Customers who continue to set out recycling in blue bins should be aware the material will be included in trash being shipped to the landfill until local recycling processing centers are available to accept the city’s recycling.

It is the our intend to provide a safer work environment for city collection staff and to resume shipping recycling material for processing as soon as possible. 


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