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Mayor Barry’s Fall Green & Clean Events Lead Up to October 1 Community-Wide Cleanup Day

September 20, 2016

Neighborhood groups invited to conduct clean-ups in their neighborhoods on October 1; register online for free supplies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 20, 2016) – Nashville is known around the world as Music City and is a top tourist and meeting destination; attracting millions of visitors each year. Nashville’s citizens are dedicated to a green and beautiful community. This was demonstrated last spring, as Nashvillians throughout the county worked on multiple fronts to clean up and beautify our community while participating in Mayor Megan Barry’s Citywide Spring Cleanup on April 23. The Spring Cleanup was day Nashvillians came together to work to make Nashville and Davidson County a better, and prettier, place to live, work, and visit. During the one day Spring Cleanup, 63 clean up events were held, 1500 volunteers worked, and 33,000 pounds of litter and illegal dumping were removed from Nashville’s streets and alleys.

Building on the success of the Spring Cleanup and the spirit of dedicated Nashvillians; a new initiative has now been launched; Mayor Barry’s Fall Green & Clean. The Fall Green & Clean kicked off earlier this week at Metro Night Out with a clean-up and beautification event in the IT Creswell Enhance Option School vicinity. Volunteers picked up 22 bags of litter along John Mallette Dr. and cleaned up the medians at both the South Hamilton and County Hospital Road intersections.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for residents to pitch in and help improve the quality of life in their communities,” said Mayor Megan Barry. “This October 1, let’s all commit to working together to make Nashville a cleaner and greener place to call home.”

A series of Fall Green & Clean events will continue through the culmination of the Fall Green & Clean event the morning of Oct. 1 with cleanups throughout the county. Events leading up to Oct. 1 include:

  • September 19-30: The Metro Beautification Community Service program will be conducting clean-ups along major corridors in Davidson County
  • September 24: Metro Public Works will be participating in Hands on Nashville Day by providing trees and daffodil bulbs to be planted at about 20 Metro Nashville Public Schools as part of the Hands on Nashville Day’s 25 birthday.

Neighborhood groups interested in organizing neighborhood cleanups or a planting event on October 1 are encouraged to register those events online to get free bulbs and to borrow garden tools, while supplies last, from Metro Beautification’s Tool Share Program. Links to the registration forms and the Tool Share Program are listed below:

Groups conducting October 1 Fall Green & Clean events are encouraged to bring collected trash and debris to one of several drop-off locations (listed below) throughout Nashville. If the location is not convenient or the clean-up is too large, Metro Public Works will pick up the bags after your event

October 1, Clean-up & Bulk Drop-off Locations

  • Bellevue (9:00 a.m. – 12 noon) – Gower Elementary School, 650 Old Hickory Blvd
  • Cane Ridge Neighborhood (7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) - Hickory Park Drive & Hickory Park Lane
  • Donelson (9:00 a.m. – 12 noon) – Ace Hardware (in partnership with Hip Donelson), 2730 Lebanon Pike
  • Fairlane Park Neighborhood (8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.) – Tusculum Hills Baptist Church, 4930 Nolensville Pike
  • Murfreesboro Road Area (9:00 a.m. – 12 noon) - Firestone Complete Auto Care, 2421 Murfreesboro Pike 37217
  • North Nashville (9:00 a.m. – 12 noon) – Robert E. Lillard Elementary Design Center, 3200 Kings Lane
  • Whitland Ave Neighbors (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - 3800 Whitland Avenue

For more information and to register your neighborhood for the Fall Green & Clean, please visit StopLitter.Nashville.Gov or call 615-862-8418.

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