Tennessee landfill expands
Nashville, TN— The Department
of Environment and Conservation announced that the request by
BFI Waste Systems of Tennessee to expand Middlepoint Landfill
in Rutherford County has been approved. The department’s
Division of Solid Waste Management determined that BFI Waste Systems
has met the criteria outlined in Tennessee Public Chapter 1200-1-7
for permitting of solid waste storage, processing and disposal.
The department held a public
hearing on the proposed draft permit on January 5, 2006. The public
comment period, which extended through February 2, 2006, allowed
the opportunity for additional comments addressing the technical
merits of the request for expansion to be submitted.