Waste & Recycling Survey
Nashville is preparing to study how we manage our waste and recycling and how we can best manage in the future. Please take our survey and let us know your thoughts.
Get more information about recycling including what goes in your curbside recycling cart. Don't have curbside recycling? Find a recycling drop-off site close to you.
Brush and Yard Waste
The Brush and Yard Waste 2016- 2017 schedule of collection dates is now available . You can download the map for your area and sign up for email reminders.
Holiday Trash and Recycling Pickup
Metro trash and recycling customers whose collection day falls on a holiday (Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day or July 4th) will have trash and recycling pickup on the Saturday of that week. Residents who have questions or need further assistance should call (615) 880-1000.
Trash and Recycling Collection During Inclement Weather
In the event that inclement weather makes accessing streets dangerous for collection staff, trash and recycling collection will be postponed until it can be safely resumed. Public Works trash and recycling customers should leave their carts out at the curb or in the alley until the carts are emptied. Collection staff will make every effort to resume normal service as soon as weather and road conditions permit. Customers with backdoor service may experience longer delays. Backdoor customers can assist Public Works collection crews by taking their carts to the curb or alley for collection during times of inclement weather. Back door collection will resume once Public Works determines that streets and driveways are safely accessible for collection staff.
Check out our business recycling page for a list of service providers, waste reduction and recycling tips and more.
The Recycling Process
Want to see what happens when your recycling cart gets emptied? Check out this video that shows how Nashville's drop-off and curbside recyclables are processed and made into new materials.
Find out what goes in your curbside recycling cart and learn about Metro's Recycling Education Room.
E-Waste Ban Began July 1
Beginning July 1, 2015, electronics waste is banned from waste containers. Electronic waste is highly recyclable and there are multiple electronic waste recycling options for residents and businesses in Nashville to recycle these items. Learn about other changes to trash and recycling collection.
Metro Public Works sells two types of compost containers.
Safe Needle Disposal
Metro Public Health recommends following EPA guidelines for disposing of used needles, syringes and other sharps at home.
Safe Needle Disposal Tips
Safely dispose of your unused and expired pharmaceuticals
Residential Cooking Oil
Recycle Your Residential Cooking Oil with Metro
Old Electronics and Computer Equipment
Residents of Nashville & Davidson County can take all types of electronics including computers and monitors (limit one computer system per household/month), printers, TVs, microwaves, music and video cassettes, computer disks, compact fluorescent light bulbs, and more. Learn more and find electronic waste drop-off locations.
Residential Trash Services
Trash collection service is provided to single-family homes in the Urban Services District of Nashville. Residential Trash Services Information