The Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department is responsible for garbage and yard waste collection services. It provides residents with a garbage cart and offers mulching services yard waste. The department also offers recycling services for hazardous waste materials. In addition, the Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department provides recycling services for newspapers, steel and aluminum cans and corrugated cardboards. It also offers a yard waste program that includes services for the collection of limbs, brushes and discarded Christmas trees. The Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department is a part of the City of Murfreesboro, Tenn., which also operates administration, legal, police, street, judicial, finance, fire and traffic departments.