The Solid Waste Directors' Roundtable convenes solid waste directors, or their equivalent, from cities and counties across Middle Tennessee to brainstorm strategies for preparing local solid waste systems for the future. The roundtable works together to asses trends related to growth and development, understand the ever-changing recycling markets and technologies, and monitor landfill capacity issues. Their research into area needs coupled with their review of national and global best practices are currently shaping recommendations for the state’s first locally-driven regional-scale solid waste master plan.
The Roundtable is the result of a call to action from the Regional Council mayors and county executives. Understanding that the region faces significant issues related to solid waste management, the members of the Council have charged its staff with working collaboratively with local solid waste directors to address these challenges.