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Metro Adds Recycle Drop Off on West Hamilton Ave

5/31/2011

New Metro Recycle Drop Off Site Debuts at Bordeaux Community Festival on Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Public Works, the Metro Beautification & Environment Commission (MBEC) and Youth About Business, a Nashville-based leadership training program for youth, have partnered to provide a Community Recycle Drop-Off facility in northwest Davidson County.

Metro’s newest recycle facility officially opens Sunday, May 29, as part of the 4th annual Bordeaux Community Festival which will feature music, a barbeque cooking contest and the launch of a “Clean and Healthy Neighborhood” campaign. To help launch the neighborhood initiative, Metro Beautification is sponsoring a Hazardous Waste Education & Collection Day event from 3-5 p.m. at the new drop-off located at the Youth About Business headquarters, 3518 West Hamilton Avenue.

“We are pleased to add another location to our network of community sites where citizens can participate in Metro’s efforts to increase recycling,” Public Works Director Billy Lynch said. “We’re especially excited about the opportunity to work with Youth About Business to help educate and influence the young people of Nashville and Davidson County.”

“Youth About Business is committed to developing a new generation of leaders who are empowered by business knowledge to succeed in school and in life. We are excited about the partnership with Public Works as they educate us all on the importance of protecting our environment through their recycling and other programs,” added YAB Executive Director Samuel E. Kirk. “It is great having community partners working together to create brighter futures for our youth as well as working to improve our environment.”

At Sunday’s event, area residents will be able to dispose of the following items:

  • Small batteries (A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, button)
  • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs) & Fluorescent tubes
  • Mercury Thermometers can be exchanged for a digital thermometer
  • Over the counter & prescription medications

Only household waste – no business waste -- will be accepted. Car and boat batteries, paint, tires, and other hazardous waste can be taken to the Metro East Convenience Center, located at 943 Dr Richard Adams Drive (off Ellington Parkway and Trinity Lane). East Center is Metro’s designated household hazardous waste disposal site and is open on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit our Recycle web site, or call (615) 880-1000.

Youth About Business

YAB conducts one of the most innovative leadership-training programs for youth in the marketplace today. Their vision is to provide an innovative training program to prepare youth to be successful in a business environment. Working primarily with high school students, YAB’s mission is to expose youth to business theory and principles through an experiential learning model.