City of Franklin to resume some recycling operations; curbside option still on hold

The city of Franklin will reopen its services for drop-off recycling of batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze and electronics at the sanitation and environmental services facility beginning June 15. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The city of Franklin will reopen its services for drop-off recycling of batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze and electronics at the sanitation and environmental services facility beginning June 15. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The city of Franklin will reopen its services for drop-off recycling of batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze and electronics at the sanitation and environmental services facility beginning June 15. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The city of Franklin will reopen its services for drop-off recycling of batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze and electronics at the sanitation and environmental services facility beginning June 15.


The facility, located at 417 Century Court, Franklin, will be open to the public Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m.-4 p.m. and the first Saturday of every month from 8 a.m.-noon, according to a press release from the city.

“We’re excited to be able to safely start our [batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze and electronics, or BOPAE] operations up again,” Franklin City Administrator Eric Stuckey said in the release. “It’s yet another step towards returning to full operations.”


Residents will be asked by BOPAE staff to unload their recyclable materials into designated areas to limit contact with the public. The use of the facility is a free service provided by the city and is available to all residents of Williamson County.

Though BOPAE services will resume, there is still no confirmed date for the reopening of the city of Franklin’s blue bin curbside recycling services.

According to a social media post from the city, the blue bin recycling program will remain suspended due to Marshall County, the processor of Franklin’s recycled materials, remaining closed due to coronavirus concerns. Items placed in the city of Franklin blue bins will continue to be picked up by staff, but the items will not be recycled.


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