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The Interlocal Solid Waste Authority was established in 1991 after the Solid Waste Authority Act of 1991 and is comprised of Franklin, Bedford, Lincoln and Moore Counties and the City of Tullahoma as members, as well as cities within these counties who have adopted resolutions to participate in the transportation and disposal of solid waste and in its education program.
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  • Visit us to get your own recycling bins (green, yellow, blue)!

  • Carol Fulmer is waiting to help you. Call her: (931) 703-2435.

  • Click RECYCLING in the menu to learn about programs in your area.

Where does this go in Franklin County?

Business Cardboard Recycling

Call (931) 967-1139 NOW to get your free cardboard-only dumpster. It will be serviced on a regular weekly route. This can save you money on your waste haul bill, so CALL TODAY.

Special Waste

  • Waste Oil & Waste Antifreeze: Used oil and antifreeze is collected for recycling at Franklin County Solid Waste Management located on Joyce Lane in Winchester and at the following Recycling and Convenience Centers: Alto, Capital Hill, Center Grove, Cowan, Estill Springs, Lexie Crossroads, Old Salem, Sewanee and Winchester Springs (limit 5 gallons per person per day).

Recycling and Convenience Center HOURS

Monday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday-Friday 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WINTER HOURS start after Labor Day and go through Memorial Day opening and closing one hour earlier on weekdays

  • Don’t clog up your pipes and sewer lines; take your used cooking oil to the Recycling Center on Joyce Ln.
  • Construction and Demolition must be disposed at the Estill Springs transfer station on Hwy. 41A in Estill Springs
  • Large Items: Bulky items such as furniture, TVs, mattress, etc. can be disposed at Franklin County Solid Waste Management on Joyce Lane in Winchester or at the Estill Springs Transfer Station. .
  • Household Hazardous Waste Event will be held each year at Franklin County Solid Waste Management on Joyce Lane in Winchester. The event is for the proper disposal of household and garden chemicals, oil based paint, batteries, electronics, fluorescent light bulbs, and mercury thermostats and thermometers. The next Household Hazardous Waste Event should be in the fall subject to state approval. Call (931) 967-1139 for more information.
  • Latex Paint: Useable paint can be donated and old unusable paint can be filled with kitty litter for drying and disposed in the garbage.
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs can be properly disposed at the Home Depot or Lowes or at the Franklin County Recycling Center on Joyce Ln.
  • Plastic Bags: Most stores will take back their plastic bags. Please do not put store bags, plastic wrapping or strofoam in with the plastics recycling
  • Education: "Is there anyone I can contact to do education workshops or booths, recycled crafts, environmental games, teacher in-service training, classroom programs or speeches on recycling, composting and waste reduction?" YES! Carol Fulmer, Regional Administrator of Education, Recycling and Waste Reduction for Interlocal Solid Waste Authority
    To provide efficient and cost effective disposal of solid waste and to educate the citizens within the region on waste reduction and recycling practices.

    ISWA holds the contract for waste disposal within the region. We also have a contract for the mulching of yard waste that members can utilize. The region also provides an education program for the schools and the general public on waste reduction and recycling.

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Carol Fulmer

Carol Fulmer
Carol is the Regional Administrator of Education, Recycling & Waste Reduction and is available for presentations to organizations and groups, as well as for workshops, education booths, classroom programs, and for help organizing and setting up school and business recycling programs, drives and teacher in-service training.
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