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When it comes to Lake County garbage disposal, you want professional, permitted, dependable disposal of all your waste, at a fair price. ECM of Ridgely owns and operates its own permitted Class 1 Disposal Facility, or Landfill, located at 2633 Inman Hollow Road, Obion, TN. This facility is permitted by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and able to accept:

1. Some “white goods”, or bulky wastes like stoves, ovens, home heaters and air handling units. Even refrigerators and air conditioning units if the compressor has been properly removed are accepted.

2. All construction and demolition debris, C&D waste, C&D trash is permissible for disposal. This is waste resulting from construction, remodeling, repair and demolition of structures, and from road building. Such wastes include but are not limited to bricks, concrete and other masonry materials, soil, rock and lumber, road spoils, road spoils and paving material.

3. Also permissible for disposal is domestic waste, like solid waste, garbage and trash derived from households (including single and multiple residences, hotels and motels, bunkhouses, ranger stations, crew quarters, campgrounds, picnic grounds, and day-use recreation area. Trash disposal includes residential waste, residential garbage, residential trash, commercial waste, commercial garbage, and commercial trash, junk.

4. ECM is also permitted to take Lake County Industrial Waste, which is solid waste produced in, or generated by, industrial manufacturing processes.

5. ECM’s landfill is also permitted to accept landscaping and land clearing wastes, meaning trees, stumps, brush, dirt, branches, leaves, grass clippings from landscaping and land clearing activities.

6. ECM is permitted to accept and dispose of tires, when separated from other wastes.

7. ECM may accept certain Special Wastes for disposal. Special Waste is defined as solid wastes that are either difficult or dangerous to manage and may include sludges, bulky wastes, pesticide wastes, medical wastes, industrials wastes and some hazardous waste, liquid wastes, friable asbestos wastes, and combustion waste.

8. ECM is better known as a Solid Waste Disposal Facility. That facility is defined, by TDEC, ECM’s regulator, as garbage, trash, refuse, abandoned material, spent material, byproducts, scrap ash, sludges and all discarded material including solid, liquid, semisolid or contained gaseous material resulting from industrial, commercial and agricultural operations, and from community activities. Solid waste includes, without limitation, recyclable material when it is discarded or when it is used in a manner constituting disposal.

9. Some remember the name “dump” from years gone by! But, today, TDEC defines “dump” as an ILLEGAL landfill! ECM is NOT illegal, but a fully permitted disposal facility.

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