Rutherford County announced the recent closure of the Kroger Recycling Center on Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna.
Effective Nov. 11, the recycling center was closed because Kroger is expanding to offer more services to customers and no longer has space available in the parking area for the recycling bins.
"Rutherford County would like to thank Kroger, located on Sam Ridley Parkway, for more than ten years of partnering to provide recycling services to the community," said Mimi Keisling, Rutherford County's environmental education director. "But it is now time for both organizations to move forward."
The Rutherford County Solid Waste Department has expanded 13 of the 15 convenience centers to now accept all commodities that were formerly only accepted at the Kroger recycling center, Keisling said.
Residents are now encouraged to take recyclables to other nearby county locations such as the Weakly Lane Center, the Sand Hill Center, and the Almaville Road Center.
The centers are closed Monday and Thursday, but open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The hours on Saturday and Sunday are from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
There is also a complete listing of convenience centers on the county website located at: www.rutherfordcountytn.gov/dept/convenience_center.htm.
Curbside collection has also come to Rutherford County in the past several years with companies now offering very convenient collection services at home.
Please contact RRR Technologies or All in One Recycling for further information. Both of these curbside collection companies are privately owned.