-Blue Bin Recycling Suspended-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 Convenience Centers or throw their recycling in the trash. Williamson County Convenience Centers will not accept mixed recyclables in Blue Bags. All recycling must be separated before dropping off at any Williamson County Convenience Center. See the locations at http://www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov/1846/Convenience-Centers.
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 immediately.
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.
-BOPAE Drop-Off Temporarily Closed
-BOPAE Drop-Off Temporarily Closed
Franklin, TN - Effective Monday March 23rd, the City’s Batteries, Oil, Paint, Anti-Freeze, and Electronics (BOPAE) Drop-off program will be temporarily suspended. This is out of concern for the safety of our residents and staff during the current Coronavirus outbreak.
There are several options for those that wish to continue to participate:
Place dried latex paint cans in your regular roll-out container for pickup (use cat litter in the can to dry the paint).
Visit Williamson County Convenience Centers. You can find their locations at this link: http://www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov/1846/Convenience-Centers.
Store lithium batteries or check local hardware stores to see if they will accept them.
Take car batteries to any automotive parts center.
Check with any express or quick oil change locations to see if they will accept waste oil.
Store at home until our City facility re-opens.
The Sanitation and Environmental Services Department is responsible for the collection and disposal of municipal solid waste, curbside recycling, residential yard and bulk waste, and city-approved containers within Franklin city limits. Our mission is to provide the citizens of Franklin effective and efficient solid waste service in an environmentally and economically responsible manner.