Middle Tennessee native Jeremy Jernigan, who has more than two decades of experience in the waste industry, has been named General Manager at Middle Point Landfill.
In this role, Jernigan will lead an expert team of technicians and operators, oversee a site that has a local economic impact of more than $7 million annually, and serve as a liaison with the community.
"I have spent half of my adult life at or around Middle Point," Jernigan said. "This is a homecoming for me, and I am truly proud to join a team that's dedicated to this community and unwavering in its commitment to responsible operations."
Jernigan returns to Middle Point from Indiana where he was general manager of several waste facilities, covering Evansville, Wabash and Kokomo, Indiana, as well as western Kentucky. In that capacity, he oversaw five landfills, two transfer stations and more than 250 site technicians and operators.
Originally from Manchester, Jernigan spent the first 19 years of his career at either Middle Point or at nearby facilities.
He began at the age of 18, doing everything from washing trucks and soon moved on to a series of other jobs. In 1996, Jernigan earned his commercial drivers license and began driving residential and industrial collection trucks in Rutherford County before becoming an operations supervisor at Republic's Murfreesboro Hauling facility.
The Coffee County Central HS graduate and his family are thrilled to be back in Middle Tennessee and have recently moved into a home in Murfreesboro. Asked what he would like the community to know about him, Jernigan had this to say: "I'm a very dedicated family man, I'm very dedicated to my faith, and I'm very dedicated to this community. I want to do right by all of them."
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc., is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through its subsidiaries, Republic's collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make responsive waste disposal effortless for its 14 million customers. We'll handle it from here.®, the brand's promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.
About Middle Point Landfill
Operating in Rutherford County, Tenn., since 1988, Middle Point Landfill provides safe and environmentally responsible waste disposal services. Middle Point employs 33 full-time employees, purchases supplies and equipment locally and has an estimated economic impact of $7.5 million annually on the surrounding area.
Middle Point has provided free dumping for Murfreesboro and Rutherford County residents since 1995, and supports a number of community organizations including, but not limited to, the Walter Hill Fire Department, the Sheriff's Department, Blackman Community Club, The United Way and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry.