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Public Works

Residential Waste and Recycling Facilities

We receive over 1,800 calls a year to clean up illegally dumped waste and litter. Illegal dumping is an ongoing and highly visible problem.

Residents can legally dispose of waste by calling us at 615-862-8750 to schedule a bulk item pick up, or visiting one of our Convenience Centers.

Stop Illegal Dumping! Information Slides

East Center
943A Doctor Richard G. Adams Drive
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 862-8631
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 7:30am-5:00pm and Sun. Noon-4:00pm

Omohundro
1019 Omohundro Place (entrance on Freightliner Drive)
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 880-1955
Hours: Tue.-Sat.: 8:00am-4:30pm

Anderson Lane Center
939A Anderson Lane
Madison, TN 37115
(615) 860-2588
Hours: Tues.-Sat.: 8:30am-5 pm

Holiday Closings

All convenience centers are closed on Metro holidays:

  • January 1 (New Year's Day)
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4 (Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

RESIDENTIAL TRASH ONLY

No commercial or commercially generated waste. No vehicles with commercial tags.

Limits

2 visits per day Monday through Saturday and 1 visit per day on Sunday.

Accepted Items

Waste

Residential trash; scrap metal; furniture / appliances (refrigerators at East site only); mattress and box springs (any combination 4/month); tires (up to 4/month); carpet/carpet pads; small amounts of construction & demolition waste (East and Omohundro sites only; limit: 1/2-ton pickup stacked to top of truck bed). Please note, all loose material must be bagged.Download our brochure for more details.

Recyclables

Aluminum & Metal Cans, Glass Bottles (clear, green & brown), Plastic Bottles & Containers (#s 1 - 7), Cardboard, Newspaper & Mixed Paper

Household Hazardous Waste - ACCEPTED AT EAST CENTER ONLY
Cleaners / Solvents, Used Oil / Antifreeze, Batteries, Gas Cylinders, Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Florescent Tubes/Bulbs, Computer/Monitors (limit one system per month), etc.-- Limit: 15 gal. / 100 lb. per household/month. Additional household hazardous waste information

Not Accepted

Commercial Waste of any kind, Waste in any commercial vehicle or vehicle with commercial tags, Gas Tanks, Unpainted / Untreated Wood*, Leaves / Brush*, Asbestos (shingles, flooring, etc.), Roofing Shingles, Rock/Brick/Dirt, Medical Waste, Radioactive Material, Ammunition / Flares / Fireworks

* These items may be taken to the Bordeaux Mulching Facility. Residents can also take small amounts of brush and yard waste (no more than a level pickup truck load) to the Omohundro Convenience Center but must follow the guidelines below:

Acceptable: unpainted/untreated wood; limbs and brush; leaves and non-commercial grass clippings only in biodegradable paper bags that are free from any other trash or material. Limbs cannot be more than 4 inches in diameter, longer than 15 feet.

Not Acceptable: No stumps with root balls and dirt accepted.

Fees Effective November 1, 2010

(All prices are set by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and are not negotiable)

Waste

3 items or less: No Charge
Tires without Rims: No charge (up to 4 tires total/month)
Tires with Rims: $4/each (up to 4 tires total/month)
Small Trailers (less than 4x6x1): $6.00
Standard Pickups (level loads to top of truck rails): $6.00
Stacked Pickup Loads (from top of truck rails to top of cab): $12.00
All Other Loads/Trailers: $12.00 / cubic yard (ALL TRAILERS WILL BE MEASURED AT CENTERS)

Recycling

No Charge