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Troubling Middle Tennessee Landfill Loses Court Fight to Expand

Middle Tennessee’s biggest landfill and its owners have lost a legal bid to expand after a court ruling on Friday.

September 12, 2023

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Middle Tennessee’s biggest landfill and its owners have lost a legal bid to expand after a court ruling on Friday.

The landfill was looking to expand by nearly 100 acres before losing its bid to do so. Judge Russell Perkins makes his order after a two-year legal fight in the Davidson County Chancery Court. Middle Point Landfill’s operators said that they will appeal the decision on Monday.

The landfill looked to expand as it is expected to reach capacity by 2028 and the area has little alternatives for waste disposal anywhere in Middle Tennessee. However, local leaders and residents fought against the expansion due to concerns of odors and environmental impact. A separate lawsuit has alleged that the landfill is polluting local waterways.

“The city will remain steadfastly opposed to any expansion of the landfilling operations at Middle Point,” Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland said.

McFarland calls the decision to stop the expansion “a big win for the community.”

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