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Putnam Landfill Expansion Could Extend Use 8-9 Years

The 45-day public comment period for the Putnam County Demolition Landfill expansion in Baxter ended Monday. Solid Waste Director Doug Ashburn said this is a standard expansion providing 15 or more acres to the location. Ashburn said the vertical expansion will allow eight to nine more years of usage. “We’ve got one more cell across the road and with the ... Read More »

Debris Options for Cookeville, Putnam County Residents

Cookeville Public Works and Putnam County Solid Waste are both anticipating a lot of ice storm debris as the weather warms up. Both departments have drop off sites, but only Cookeville picks up brush and tree debris. Cookeville Public Works Director Greg Brown said residents need to be patient if they’re expecting items to be picked up. “I anticipate there’s ... Read More »

Putnam Solid Waste Director Retires, Successor Named

Keith Street will be retiring as Solid Waste Director this month, after 23 years of work in Putnam County. Street said the county’s population growth has been the biggest change since he started, with the amount of trash and recycling nearly doubling over two decades. Street said it will be sad to leave his team, but said it will not ... Read More »

Putnam County Increases Tire Disposal Fee

Putnam County is increasing its $1.00 tire disposal fee if residents get rid of more than eight tires a year. “What we’ve done now is added 29 cents to that, so now it will be a $1.29,” Putnam County Solid Waste Director Keith Street said. “That will generate, going on last year’s tonnage numbers, about an extra $30,000 in revenue ... Read More »

Debris Forces Putnam To Open New Landfill Cell

The Putnam County Landfill must open a new cell due to the amount of debris from the March tornado. Solid Waste Director Keith Street said before the tornado, the current cell had enough room for two years of trash. In just a few months, over 20,000 tons of tornado debris filled the remainder of the landfill. “We went from 80 ... Read More »