Mayor, Metro Public Works’ Cut Ribbon on the City’s 4th Convenience Center
January 25, 2016
New facility offers residents in the Southern part of Nashville more convenient access to services including recycling and household hazardous waste disposal.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Mayor Megan Barry and Metro Public Works, joined by Councilmember Holly Huezo, Davidson County Sheriff Office representatives, and Nashville citizens cut the ribbon on the Ezell Pike Convenience Center this morning.
Metro Council members Holly Huezo, Karen Johnson, Tanaka Vercher attended, along with staff from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, project partners, and citizens who braved the cold to become among the first customers to use the facility.
The facility is the newest addition to Nashville’s household hazardous waste and recycling facilities. The approximately 3 ½ acre site is located on Metro property, a portion of which is used by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office. This location offers residents in the Southern part of Nashville more direct access to services including recycling and household hazardous waste disposal.
“It’s important that we all, as citizens of our great city, work every day to reduce waste. And when we have it, we need to dispose of it properly,” said Mayor Barry. “Making it easier for South Nashville residents to recycle and dispose of waste will help to make a cleaner city. That’s how we keep building on the strong quality of life Nashville is known for.”
"I am extremely excited to have our new recycling center in the 13th district. I appreciate Sheriff Hall being involved in this endeavor and supportive of locating the facility on that property. This will definitely encourage more of our community to go green. I urge everyone to make use of this new resource,” District 13 Council Member Holly Huezo said.
The convenience center is Nashville's second household hazardous waste facility. Metro Nashville is the only city or county in the state with multiple household hazardous waste facilities. Metro's Household hazardous waste facilities are open 7 days/week for convenience access.
“This newest facility to our network of convenience centers is designed to optimize the management of solid waste and emphasize waste diversion and recycling,” Public Works Director Mark Macy said. “I am appreciative of our community partners who have worked together on this project and to improve our environment.”
Led by Metro Public Works Engineering, Project Partners include the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, MTA, Rock City Construction Co., Inc. and Triad Environmental Consultants.
The center accepts recycling, household trash, bulky items (couches, stoves, etc.), brush, tires & household hazardous waste, and will host on-site educational field trips, meetings and workshops. Hours of operation are Mon.-Sat. 7:30am-5:00pm and Sun. Noon-4:00pm
In the last 6 months, Metro residents have recycled 25,000 tons through Metro’s recycling programs including household hazardous waste, brush, curbside recycling, drop offs, and convenience centers.
Find more information about Metro’s recycling programs.