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Recycling Drop-off Sites

Recycling Drop-off Sites Map

Bellevue Metro Transit Authority's Park and Ride
Coley Davis Road and Highway 70 S.
Nashville, TN 37221
Open 24 hours
Accepts: newspaper, mixed paper, paper board, cardboard, aluminum, tin, glass containers, plastic bottles and containers

Cane Ridge High School
12848 Old Hickory Blvd.
Antioch, TN 37013
Open 24 hours
Accepts: newspaper, mixed paper, paper board, cardboard, aluminum, tin, glass containers, plastic bottles and containers

Granbery Elementary School
5501 Hill Road
Brentwood, TN 37027
Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon
Accepts: newspaper, mixed paper, paper board, cardboard, aluminum, tin, glass containers, plastic bottles and containers

Hillsboro High School
3812 Hillsboro Pike - (Richard Jones Road to Hillmont, between baseball fields.)
Nashville, TN 37215
Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.
Accepts: newspaper, mixed paper, paper board, cardboard, aluminum, tin, glass containers, plastic bottles and containers

Joelton Middle School
3500 Old Clarksville Highway
Joelton , TN 37080
Open 24 hours
Accepts: newspaper, mixed paper, paper board, cardboard, aluminum, tin, glass containers, plastic bottles and containers

Lakewood City Hall
3401 Old Hickory Blvd.
Old Hickory, TN 37138
Open 24 hours
Accepts: newspaper, mixed paper, paper board, cardboard, aluminum, tin, glass containers, plastic bottles and containers

McGavock High School
3150 McGavock Pike - (located behind the school next to Two Rivers Park)
Nashville, TN 37214
Open 24 hours
Accepts: newspaper, mixed paper, paper board, cardboard, aluminum, tin, glass containers, plastic bottles and containers

Old Ben West Library Building
Polk Avenue and Union Street (Dumpster is at the rear of the building in the corner of the parking lot, closer to Rosa L. Parks Ave.)
Nashville, TN 37219
Open 24 hours
Accepts: newspaper, mixed paper, paper board, cardboard, aluminum, tin, plastic bottles and containers (no glass)

Tennessee State University
38th Ave. N. and Albion Street
Nashville, TN 37209
Daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Accepts: newspaper, mixed paper, paper board, cardboard, aluminum, tin, glass containers, plastic bottles and containers

Whites Creek High School
7277 Old Hickory Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37189
Open 24 hours
Accepts: newspaper, mixed paper, paper board, cardboard, aluminum, tin, glass containers, plastic bottles and containers

Acceptable Drop-off Recycling Material and Preparation Guidelines

Cardboard

  • Carboard boxes
  • Tissue and cereal boxes
  • Cardboard materials must be free of any liquid or food waste

Paper and Cartons

  • Clean, dry paper
  • Newspaper, magazines, mail
  • Food and beverage cartons

Cans and Plastic (Kitchen, Laundry and Bath) Bottles, Jugs and Dairy Tubs

  • Drink bottles
  • Detergent and cleaner bottles
  • Milk and juice jugs
  • Dairy tubs (yogurt, cottage cheese, butter and similar food containers)
  • Aluminum and steel cans

Glass Bottles and Jars

  • Food and beverage jars
  • Food and beverage bottles

Preparing your Recyclables

  1. Place all items loose in the appropriate containers do NOT put recyclables in plastic bags or put plastic bags in the containers
  2. Please rinse plastic containers and metal cans before putting them in the container
  3. Flatten cardboard boxes
  4. Make sure any paper or cardboard does not have food waste or oil on it

Convenience Centers

Metro Public Works has 4 convenience centers that also accept all recyclables, as well as, bulky items and household trash. To learn more about these centers, hours of operations, and acceptable items, visit convenience centers.