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Reminder: Debris Burning is Prohibited in all of Davidson County

Joseph Pleasant; Public Information Officer

Metro Public Works provides debris pick-up across the county

The Nashville Fire Department reminds ALL Davidson County residents that burning debris is prohibited in Davidson County. Following the severe weather on Sunday a number of trees and limbs fell around Davidson County.

This includes the burning of leaves, brush, trash or debris. The city provides brush pickup and locations throughout the county to take your waste materials. Brush and leaf collection information can be found at Brush and Leaf Collection Map.

If the Fire Department responds to any open burning call firefighters will extinguish the fire and advise homeowners that open burning is not allowed.

The only areas allowed to burn brush or other yard waste are those areas that are being cleared for development, if they obtain a permit from the Health Department and the Fire Department.

Public Works provides brush pickup for all areas of the county and public works crews are actively doing debris pick up.

If you see someone burning brush in your neighborhood, you should call 911 and report it.

Keep in mind when piling debris for pick up by public works:

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.