Johnny Lee

Solid Waste Director

Johnny Lee, a Smith County native, has been employed with Smith County Solid Waste since 2005. He has held many positions in the department including: service technician, operator, mechanic, supervisor, and his current position as Department Head. Johnny became a Certified Landfill Operator in 2008 and has continued to keep that certificate current by completing various training hours yearly. Johnny lives in Pleasant Shade with his wife of 8 years, Samantha, and their 2 sons, Jay and Joshua.

Solid Waste

We are a state regulated landfill that accepts Class I (Household), Class III (demolition), and tires.

Litter Grant – TDOT gives counties grant funds yearly. These funds are used to provide food/snacks and water/sodas/juice for clean-up days hosted by Keep Smith County Beautiful. The grant is also used to purchase items such as bug spray, gloves, safety vests, grabbers, etc. for the litter program inmate crew.  It pays the guards with the crew, purchased the van and trailer used by the inmates during the two days per week they pick up litter on our roadways.

Keep Smith County Beautiful  Keep Smith County Beautiful is a volunteer organization dedicated to increasing environmental awareness in our community. Keep Smith County Beautiful believes in engaging individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. In order to achieve these goals, several community events are held throughout the year. They include community clean up days, various projects, and education initiatives. The Keep Smith County Beautiful Committee meets on the last Friday of each month at 7:30 AM at the Smith County Chamber of Commerce. Everyone is encouraged to attend and get involved.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours/locations of the convenience sites?

CARTHAGE (Hwy 25)
140 Dixon Springs Hwy, Carthage TN
Mon-Sat: 6:30 AM – 5 PM; Sun: 1 PM – 5 PM
Recycle Items: Metal, Cardboard, Paint, Newspaper/Magazines/Paper, Used Oil, Electronics, Plastics, Bottles & Jugs
DEFEATED
210 Defeated Creek Hwy, Carthage TN
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 6:30 AM – 5 PM; Wed & Sun: Closed
Recycle Items:  Metal, Cardboard, Paint, Newspaper/Magazines/Paper, Used Oil
ELMWOOD/HELMS BEND
38 Helms Bend Lane, Carthage TN
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 6:30 AM – 5 PM; Wed & Sun: Closed
Recycle Items: Metal, Cardboard, Paint, Newspaper/Magazines/Paper, Used Oil
GORDONSVILLE
171 Lancaster Hwy, Hickman TN
Mon-Sat: 6:30 AM – 5 PM; Sun: 1 PM – 5 PM
Recycle Items: Metal, Cardboard, Paint, Newspaper/Magazines/Paper, Used Oil, Electronics, Plastics, Bottles & Jugs*
NEW MIDDLETON
371 Grant Hwy, Gordonsville TN
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 6:30 AM – 5 PM; Wed & Sun: Closed
Recycle Items: Metal, Cardboard, Paint, Newspaper/Magazines/Paper, Used Oil
POPE’S HILL (Hwy 70)
524 Lebanon Hwy, Carthage TN
Mon-Sat: 6:30 AM – 5 PM; Sun: 1 PM – 5 PM
Recycle Items: Metal, Cardboard, Paint, Newspaper/Magazines/Paper, Used Oil

***SITES ARE CLOSED FOR ALL MAJOR HOLIDAYS***
***SITES WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 6 PM DURING DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME***

What is the fee to dump?

$37 per ton is the tipping fee.

What is considered household trash?

Household trash is your kitchen/bathroom garbage waste.

What don’t you accept?

We do not accept hazardous waste or out of county tires or mattresses.

What payment methods do you accept?

We currently accept Cash, Check, or Money Orders. NO DEBIT OR CREDIT CARDS.

OFFICE INFO

Business Hours

Monday
7 AM - 3 PM
Tuesday
7 AM - 3 PM
Wednesday
7 AM - 3 PM
Thursday
7 AM - 3 PM
Friday
7 AM - 3 PM
All Major Holidays
Closed

Address

370 Landfill Road
Carthage, TN 37030

Contact Us

Scale House Phone
615.735.1941
Fax
615.735.5099