Solid Waste

Bedford County is a member of the Interlocal Solid Waste Authority. Mark Clanton is the solid waste director. Diane Forbes is solidwaste1the solid waste coordinator and can be reached at 931-684-4651.


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.


 

LOCATION HOURS RECYCLABLES ACCEPTED
Tollgate, 1099 Highway 82 South, Shelbyville Monday and Friday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 6-10 a.m., 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Aluminum cans, oil, newspaper, batteries, scrap metal, cardboard
Wartrace, 1055 Smart St., Wartrace Monday and Friday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 6-10 a.m., 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Cardboard, aluminum cans, oil, newspaper, batteries, scrap metal
Unionville, 3380 U.S. 41A North, Unionville Monday and Friday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 6-10 a.m., 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Aluminum cans, oil, newspaper, batteries, scrap metal, cardboard
Bell Buckle, 115 Peacock St., Bell Buckle Monday and Friday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 6-10 a.m., 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Aluminum cans, oil, newspaper, batteries, scrap metal, cardboard
WBTS, 2022 State Route 64 West, Shelbyville Monday and Friday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 6-10 a.m., 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Aluminum cans, oil, newspaper, batteries, scrap metal, cardboard
El Bethel, 1760 U.S. 41A North, Shelbyville Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Cardboard, aluminum cans, oil, newspaper, TVs, batteries, scrap metal
Deason, 3097 Unionville-Deason Road, Shelbyville Monday and Friday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 6-10 a.m., 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Aluminum cans, oil, newspaper, batteries, scrap metal, cardboard
Normandy, 100 Normandy Road, Shelbyville Monday and Friday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 6-10 a.m., 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-4 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.


Holiday closures: Christmas, Dec. 24-26; New Year's, Dec. 31, 2020,-Jan.1, 2021; Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18; Valentine's Day, Feb. 15; Good Friday, April 2; Memorial Day, May 31; Independence Day, July 5; Labor Day, Sept. 6.

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