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Posted on: May 3, 2023

Materials Management Station with Darren Gore featured on “The Insider”

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The City’s Solid Waste solution, a Materials Management Station, is featured in the latest edition of “The Insider,” the City’s official podcast with Mike Browning. The podcast is available for viewing on CityTV and other platforms beginning May 2, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. 


The Materials Management Station, which can also operate as a Transfer Station, is a component of a larger facility planned for Butler Drive that would process trash collected from City residents and businesses into a biomass fuel feedstock for generating renewable natural gas (RNG). The product is also approved by the EPA as a substitute for coal and wood in conventional solid fuel boilers and cement kilns. 


Regardless of whether the renewables project becomes reality, the City must still proceed with a Materials Management Station to transfer trash to semi-trucks for transporting to an out-of-county landfill. 


Assistant City Manager Darren Gore has spearheaded the drive for the future alternative to Middle Point Landfill in preparation for the landfill’s closing. Listen to “The Insider” at “The Insider” is also available for viewing on YouTube


This edition of Insider features: 


  • The latest update on the City’s plans for the Materials Management Station (MMS) on Butler Drive, including facility design and geotechnical testing  
  • Details on how trash will be processed at the MMS and why the City decided to build the facility at the location off I-24 and Joe B. Jackson Blvd. 
  • The anticipated final agreement with Warren County-based WastAway to convert City trash into a renewable SE3 product and how private financing could fund the project through revenue bonds and a Solid Waste Authority 
  • How solid waste truck traffic will be reduced with the alternative, innovative solution and how odor from garbage will be contained and mitigated inside the MMS facility  
  • An explanation of anaerobic digestion, the biological process used in purification of renewable natural gas from the SE3 product. 
  • How much trash does the City currently produce, how much will be converted to SE3 fuel, and how many tons of garbage will be required to make the renewables project economically viable? 
  • Where will the finished product produced from Murfreesboro’s garbage be transferred?
  • Why Solid Waste customer recycling of trash will not be necessary 


“The Insider,” hosted by Mike Browning, originates from City Hall and produced by award-winning producer Michael Nevills. 


Murfreesboro CityTV can be found on Comcast Channel 3 and 1094, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, YouTube, and the City website


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