NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Board members have decided to not expand the Middle Point Landfill in Rutherford County during a vote on Friday. 

A News4 Investigation recently confirmed the landfill was cited for a violation in June after Leachate, the liquid that oozes out of garbage when it's in the ground, was observed at the site. 

Middle Point Landfill issued notice of violation in June, Board set to vote on expansion proposal Friday

It's one of the many reasons residents say they don't want to see the expansion happen. 

Republic Services, who oversees the landfill, says expansion is needed and released a statement.

The company says the landfill was re-inspected on July 2 and that the violations previously found were corrected. 

Follow News4 for updates. 


Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.