Giles County Solid Waste & Recycling

 

Coordinator Julie Butler Phillips
Main Office 222 West Madison Street – 2nd Floor, Pulaski, TN 38478
Phone  931-424-7035
Email gcsolidwaste@gilescountytn.gov
Mail  P.O. Box 678 – Pulaski, TN 38478
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Giles County’s Solid Waste Coordinator is Julie Butler Phillips. The Giles County Solid Waste and Recycling Department offers a countywide solid waste management system that is built on a foundation of sound environmental principles with collaboration of county departments and municipalities.

Residents are encouraged to recycle and compost as much as possible to reduce the impact on the landfill. If residents are unsure what materials are accepted, please call (931) 424-7035.

The department manages garbage, waste and trash disposal at four locations:

  • Ag Center is located at 2030 Elkton Pike, Pulaski, TN 38478. It operates Monday – Wednesday – Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m – Noon. The Center is closed on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and all Holidays.

 

  • Bodenham is located at 21130 US-64, Pulaski, TN 38478. It operates Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. – Noon. Bodenham is closed Sundays, Mondays and Fridays and on all Holidays.

 

  • Richland is located at Old Apple Hill Rd, Lynnville, TN 38472. It operates Monday – Wednesday – Friday 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays 7 a.m. – Noon. Richland is closed on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays.

 

  • Minor Hill Center is located at 188 Wray Branch Rd, Minor Hill, TN 38473. Minor Hill is open Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. – Noon. It is closed Monday, Friday, Sunday and all Holidays.

 

  • Industrial Park Recycle Only is located at  Jimmy Suggs Drive, Pulaski, TN 38478. Industrial Park is a recycling only center and is open Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Industrial Park is closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday and all Holidays.

Convienence & Recycling Centers

The Convenience Centers provide an environmentally safe place to dispose of refuse. The public is encouraged to recycle all reusable items to minimize the impact on landfills.

 

Ag Center Convenience Center

  • Mon.  Wed.  Fri. – 7 a.m. – 5  p.m.
  • Sat. – 7 a.m. – Noon
  • Tues. Thurs. Sun. and Holidays – Closed
Directions from your location: 2030 Elkton Pike, Pulaski, TN 38478
931-424-7035
 

Bodenham Convenience Center

  • Tues.  Wed. Thurs. –   7  a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sat.  – 7 a.m. – Noon
  • Mon.  Fri. – Holidays – Closed
Directions from your location: 21130 US-64, Pulaski, TN 38478
931-424-7035
 

Richland Convenience Center

  • Sat. 7 a.m. – Noon
  • Mon.  Wed.  Fri. – 7 a.m. – 5  p.m.
  • Tues. Thurs. Sun. and Holidays – Closed
Directions from your location: Old Apple Hill Rd, Lynnville, TN 38472
931-424-7035
 

Minor Hill Convenience Center

  • Tues.  Wed. Thurs. –  7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sat. – 7 a.m. – Noon
  • Mon. Fri. Sun. Holidays – Closed
Directions from your location: 188 Wray Branch Rd, Minor Hill, TN 38473
931-424-7035
 

Industrial Park Recycle Only

  • Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. –  7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Fri.  Sat. Sun. Holidays – Closed
Directions from your location: Jimmy Suggs Drive, Pulaski, TN 38478
931-424-7035
 

Acceptable Items

 

Ag Center, Bodenham, Minor Hill, Richland

  • Household Trash
  • Large Debris  (such as broken furniture)
  • Bulky Waste
  • Wood Debris
  • Scrap Metal
  • Appliances
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Cooking Oil
  • Batteries

Ag Center

  • Household Hazardous Waste (Year Round, see details below)
  • TV’s and Computers – $5 each with receipt showing paid from the Annex Solid Waste Main Office
  • 4 Free Tires each year per household

All Centers

  • Clean Materials (no liquid or food debris)
  • Flattened Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Mail
  • Paper
  • Magazines
  • Plastics (#1 & #2)
  • Scrap Metal
  • Aluminum
  • Tin (rinsed)
  • Waste Oil
  • Batteries

Prohibited Items

 

Bodenham, Minor Hill, Richland

  • NO TVs
  • NO computers
  • NO tires

Ag Center

  • TVs and Computers – $5 each with receipt showing paid from the Annex Solid Waste Main Office
  • 4 Free Tires each year per household

All Centers

  • NO liquid or food debris

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Ag Center Location Only

Monday – Wednesday – Friday

7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Saturday – 7 a.m. until Noon

 UNacceptable Items

Medical Waste:

  • Medicine/Drugs (use containers at Law Enforcement Offices and some Pharmacies)

Infectious Wastes:

  • Dead Animals (contact Local sanitation or Solid Waste Department)

Explosives/Ammunition:

  • Fireworks
  • Military Ordnance
  • Ammunition
  • Gunpowder

Radioactive:

  • Smoke Detectors
  • Radium Paint

Miscellaneous Details:

  • Aerosol Cans (Empty with no “hiss” may be recycled in metal recycling container)
  • Automotive Gas Tanks
  • Items not in approved container
  • Unlabeled/Unknown Chemicals
  • No Business, School, Church, Hospital, Doctor, Dental or Contractors Waste. Household Only.
  • No Containers will be emptied and returned (eg., gasoline, kerosene, diesel or other fuels or sprayers)
  • Containers Must Be Leak Free
  • Ask Attendant for Recycling Resources for items on the UNacceptable list.

Acceptable Items

Household Cleaners:

  • Drain Openers
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Wood/Metal Polish
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Disinfectants
  • Bleach

Automotive Products:

  • Fuel & Oil Additives
  • Grease & rust Solvents
  • Body Putty
  • Starter Fluids
  • Carburetor & Fuel Injector Cleaners
  • Brake Cleaner
  • Starter Fluids
  • Cleaners
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Battery Acid

Personal Care Products:

  • Lipstick
  • Lotions
  • Nail Polish
  • Nail Polish Remover

Medical Sharps & Lancets:

(Must be in sturdy container labeled with contents and “No Recycle”)

  • Mercury Thermometers

Home Maintenance:

  • Pool Chemicals
  • Spa Chemicals
  • Paint Thinner
  • Preservatives
  • Muriatic Acid
  • Wood Preservatives
  • Paint Strippers
  • Paint Removers
  • Adhesives
  • Driveway Sealant
  • Fluorescent Blubs
  • Aerosols Paint
  • Propane Compressed Gas
  • Spray Paint
  • Acetone
  • Toluene
  • Rat/Mouse Poison
  • Stump Remover
  • Lamp Oil

 

Lawn & Garden:

  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Plant Food
  • Weed & Feed
  • Bug Repellent

Morning has Broken

Julie Butler Phillips shares a peaceful Sunday morning photograph she snapped from her porch. Giles County’s natural beauty makes it one of the most beautiful areas in Tennessee. To those who call it home, it is the most beautiful.

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