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Metro Nashville Public Works Announces Tornado Debris Guidelines for Metro Residents


As thousands of Davidson County citizens begin cleaning up from the March 3 tornado, Metro Public Works has issued the following preliminary guidelines for residents who need to place debris at the curbside for collection:

All items and materials MUST be separated into three different piles and placed at the curb or street side for collection. If the debris is not separated, it will not be collected. The three different classifications for collection are:

  1. White goods and metals (appliances, etc.)
  2. Construction and demolition debris (lumber, windows, etc.)
  3. Vegetation (brush, limbs and all other yard waste)

Items should NOT be placed in public alleys.  Alleys need to remain clear for emergency crews and trash collection services.

Household trash should be set out with regular weekly curbside garbage pick-up.

While Public Works is still finalizing a comprehensive plan and schedule for debris collection, residents can go ahead and place items out for collection.

All debris and tornado-damaged items should be placed at the curb/street side for collection. Davidson County residents SHOULD NOT bring these items to Metro Convenience Centers for disposal. For additional information, residents can use hubNashville by calling 311, downloading the hubNashville app, or visiting