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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 brush and yard waste to the Omohundro Convenience Center.

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