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Putnam Solid Waste Campaigning To Live July Plastic Free

Putnam County Solid Waste wants residents to live plastic free this July. Program Manager Lisa Luck said it may be a challenge, but one can find substitutions to avoid single use plastic items. “Buy your own straw,” Luck said. “And they have bamboo straws, paper straws, stainless steel straws, and then that way you can carry your own and rinse ... Read More »

Jackson St. Convenience Center To Open In Roughly Three Months

The  Jackson Street Convenience Center is estimated to open in roughly two to three months. According to Putnam County Solid Waste Director Doug Ashburn, the work is close to completion. “Well we’re probably like another six weeks on finishing the building, pouring the pads, and then the paving will begin” Ashburn said. “And I’m assuming it’ll take a week, week ... Read More »

Keys To Composting: Layering and Establishing Waste Ratio

Composting, a hobby that goes hand and hand with gardening while also helping the environment. Putnam County Solid Waste Program Manager Lisa Luck said it is something that anybody can take up with the right supplies. “You can make your own composting bin yourself,” Luck said. “The one I like the most is pallets. Just lash four pallets together in ... Read More »

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 »

Putnam Household Hazardous Waste Facility Closed April 13

The Putnam County Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed on Tuesday, April 13. Solid Waste Director Doug Ashburn said this is due to the facility manager needing to leave for annual re-certification. Ashburn said it is simply a staffing situation for that date. The Putnam County Household Hazardous Waste Facility will reopen on Wednesday, April 14. 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 »

Jackson Street Convenience Center Expected To Open Summer 2021

The Jackson Street Convenience Center project is 20 to 25 percent complete. That’s according to Putnam Solid Waste Director Doug Ashburn who said the next step in the project is ordering equipment and starting the dirt work. Ashburn said the goal is to have the convenience center open in late-Summer. “This site here, it will be for municipal solid waste ... Read More »

Recyclables Reach Their Height After Holidays

The time before Christmas might be the busiest time of year for businesses, but the time after is the busiest for recycling. Putnam County Solid Waste Director Doug Ashburn said they can take up to 18 tons of recyclables in a days time following the holidays. Ashburn said the number of recyclables grow every year and when residents bring them ... Read More »