Solid Waste

Mark Clanton, Solid Waste director
Diane Forbes, Solid Waste coordinator
931-684-4651

Bedford County is a member of the Interlocal Solid Waste Authority. 

Household waste can be brought to eight recycling and convenience centers, located throughout the county. The El Bethel center has longer hours than the other seven to accomodate the public. The centers serve all Bedford County residents but are for household garbage only, not commercial businesses.

Used tires (without rims) can be brought to the tire collection center on State Route 82 south of Shelbyville. There's a $2 charge for each tire accepted for disposal. 

The county's non-recyclable waste is transported to  Waste Management at Cedar Ridge Landfill in Lewisburg.  During the 2019-2020 fiscal year, tonnage was 10,638 tons to the landfills at a cost of $318,813.

The hours listed below are subject to change for holidays or other conditions.




NEW HOURS LISTED BELOW TAKE EFFECT AUG. 1, 2022

LOCATION HOURS RECYCLABLES ACCEPTED
Tollgate, 1099 Highway 82 South, Shelbyville Monday through Saturday, 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Aluminum cans, oil, newspaper, batteries, scrap metal, cardboard
Wartrace, 1055 Smart St., Wartrace Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cardboard, aluminum cans, oil, newspaper, batteries, scrap metal
Unionville, 3380 U.S. 41A North, Unionville Monday through Saturday, 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Aluminum cans, oil, newspaper, batteries, scrap metal, cardboard
Bell Buckle, 115 Peacock St., Bell Buckle Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Aluminum cans, oil, newspaper, batteries, scrap metal, cardboard
WBTS, 2022 State Route 64 West, Shelbyville Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Aluminum cans, oil, newspaper, batteries, scrap metal, cardboard
El Bethel, 1760 U.S. 41A North, Shelbyville Monday through Saturday, 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cardboard, aluminum cans, oil, newspaper, TVs, batteries, scrap metal
Deason, 3097 Unionville-Deason Road, Shelbyville Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Aluminum cans, oil, newspaper, batteries, scrap metal, cardboard
Normandy, 100 Normandy Road, Shelbyville Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Aluminum cans, oil, newspaper, batteries, scrap metal, cardboard
Tire Collection Center, 816 State Route 82 South, Shelbyville Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tires without rims; $2 charge per tire. No heavy equipment tires.



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