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Public Works to Continue Free Flood Construction Disposal for Residents Through December 2010


Metro convenience centers will continue to waive fees for residents with self-permits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Davidson County residents who have been issued a building permit, issued as a “Self Permit” by the Metropolitan Codes Department, can dispose of their reconstruction debris free by presenting a copy of their Building Permit to Convenience Center personnel. The program has been extended until December 31, 2010.

Since June, Public Works has waived the usual disposal fees to facilitate flood recovery and to assist Metro residents doing their own home repairs and rebuilding. Metro Codes has waived building permit fees for flood reconstruction through the end of this year, and MPW officials decided to follow suit.

Metro officials remind citizens that any reconstruction debris resulting from work performed by a contractor must be disposed of by the contractor, per existing Metro Ordinances.

Metro operates three convenience centers in Davidson County:

  • East Center, 943 Doctor Richard G Adams Drive (off Trinity Lane);
  • Anderson Lane Center, 943 Anderson Lane in Madison; and
  • Omohundro Center, 1019 Omohundro Place (entrance off Freightliner Drive).

No oversized loads or vehicles with commercial tags are allowed at Metro Convenience Centers. All loose materials should be bagged. Operating hours, driving directions, what items are accepted and other information about Metro’s Convenience Centers is available online.

The Public Works website features a Construction and Demolition Directory of private companies and other vendors residents can contact about disposal. Residents who have questions can call 311 or Public Works Customer Service at (615) 880-1000. Complete information is also available at our Recycle web site.