At Middle Point, keeping our community and our workers safe is the most important thing we do. Safety is the top priority throughout our operation.

Think. Choose. Live.

Middle Point is dedicated to the safety of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. Our ‘Think. Choose. Live.’ slogan encapsulates our everyday safety message to our employees to: Think about what you are doing, Choose the safe answer, and Live to go home to family.

How We Protect The Community

  • Built strong: Permitted as a Class I Landfill, we accept everyday trash, special waste, commercial waste and industrial waste. We do not accept hazardous waste, liquid waste or untreated medical waste.

  • Protect groundwater: A liner system composed of 7 feet of compacted clay (5 feet of geologic buffer and 2 feet of compacted clay liner) and a geosynthetic membrane protect groundwater by acting as a barrier between waste and the environment. Liquid drainage is collected and sent to an on-site, state-of-the-art pre-treatment system before being discharged to the local waste water treatment plant for final processing.

  • Protect the air: Special measures are put into place to control dust and windblown litter. A gas collection system controls landfill gas generated by the waste and is routed to a flare system where it is safely destroyed per federal and state regulations.

  • Monitored continuously: Sophisticated safety equipment and trained personnel monitor all aspects of the landfill and ensure that only nonhazardous materials are disposed of.

  • Screen for radiation: We conduct load checks for radiation using sensitive instruments, and if radiation is detected, disposal is delayed until inspectors arrive.

  • Screen for electronic waste: Load checks take place every day to prevent and minimize e-waste disposal.

  • Exceed standards: The landfill industry is one of the most heavily regulated businesses in the country. Middle Point Landfill meets and/or exceeds all regulatory requirements, obligations and safety standards.

  • Inspected regularly: The facility is fully permitted and inspected monthly (or more often) by the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

  • Protect surface water: Stormwater runoff is collected and contained in retention ponds. Inspections are conducted quarterly, and analysis is done annually. Ponds are also inspected monthly by TDEC during their routine inspections.