Violators caught illegally burning, dumping TVs or building brush piles in drainage easements could face punishments through a new Rutherford County Environmental Court.
“A sofa and a recliner (dumped from a pickup) would get you a $2,500 fine,” County Solid Waste Director Mac Nolen said.
Punishments can range from a $50 fine for littering trash out of automobile windows to even jail time, said Nolen, who will be among the county officials prosecuting violators in Environmental Court.
General Sessions Court Judge Lisa Eischeid will preside over the initial Environmental Court docket at 1 p.m. June 6 at the new Judicial Center on Lytle Street a block north of the Square in downtown Murfreesboro.
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