City of Franklin to cancel events, puts recycling on hold until further notice

Recycling in the city is on hold until further notice. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Recycling in the city is on hold until further notice. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Recycling in the city is on hold until further notice. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and City Administrator Eric Stuckey gave an update March 16 to residents on what the city is doing to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

In addition to canceling or postponing events, including Arbor Day, Movie in the Park and the Kids Arts Festival, the city is also working to limit any meetings with more than 50 people. Stuckey said the city is looking into how to hold city meetings virtually. Most meetings are already live-streamed on the city's Facebook page and its website, Stuckey said.


While most city services are ongoing, and residents can pay bills online, Stuckey said the city's new Blue Bin recycling program has been suspended until further notice as the processor is unable to take items.

"We will be putting recycling on hold for some period of time," Stuckey said. "We'll update you as we hear more on that, and that's a developing situation."

Echoing many public officials in Williamson County, Moore cautioned residents to not buy more than they need at local grocery stores and to stay home if they are sick to limit the spread of the virus.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.