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E-Waste Ban Begins July 1

June 5, 2015

Beginning July 1, electronics waste, will be banned from from waste containers. Electronic waste is highly recyclable and there are multiple options for residents and businesses in Nashville to recycle these items.

Background

In 2010, Metro Council passed the updated solid waste code which included many recommendations of the Mayor’s Green Ribbon Committee on Environmental Sustainability with the goal to reduce waste going to landfills.

What is electronic waste?

  • Computers and computer peripherals
  • Televisions (all types)
  • Cell Phones, tablets, MP3 players, E-Readers, etc.

I’m a resident, where can I take my e-waste?

Davidson County residents can take e-waste to the following locations:

  • East convenience Center, 943A Doctor Richard G. Adams Drive, Nashville, TN 37207
  • Omohundro Convenience Center, 1019 Omohundro Place, Nashville, TN 37210
  • A third location, Ezell Pike Convenience Center, will be opening later this summer

Will bulk collection pick up my e-waste?

No.

What can I do with my e-waste from my business?

There are several companies that provide electronic recycling services. A list of known recyclers is provided on the Public Works website.

Is this information on the Public Works Website or Channel 3?

Yes. Metro Public Works placed information on solid waste code changes on Channel 3 and our website in late 2010/early 2011

Additional information is available on our Electronic Waste Recycling page.