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Recycling Drop-off Sites

Recycling Drop-off Sites Map

Recycle Right at Drop-off Sites

  • Place only the following items in the recycling container.
  • Items must be clean, empty, and dry.
  • Place items loose in the container, Not in a plastic bag.
  • Plastic caps should be left on or thrown away. Do Not place loose caps in the recycling container.
  • Cardboard should be flattened.
  • At recycling drop-off sites, items must be separated into appropriately labeled containers.

Paper and Cartons

examples of paper and paper cartons

  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Mail
  • Food and beverage cartons


examples of cardboard

  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Toilet paper and paper towel rolls
  • Cereal boxes
  • Tissue boxes

Food and Drink Cans

examples of metal cans

  • Food cans
  • Beverage cans

Plastic Bottles, Jars, and Jugs

examples of plastic containers

  • Beverage bottles
  • Kitchen, laundry, and bath bottles
  • Milk and juice jugs
  • Plastic food jars

Glass Bottles and Jars

examples of glass containers

  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars

Drop-off Locations and Hours

Bellevue Metro Transit Authority's Park and Ride
7835 Coley Davis Road
Nashville, TN 37221
Open 24 hours

Cane Ridge High School
12848 Old Hickory Blvd.
Antioch, TN 37013
Open 24 hours

Granbery Elementary School
5501 Hill Road
Brentwood, TN 37027
Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon

Hillsboro High School
3812 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.

Joelton Middle School
3500 Old Clarksville Highway
Joelton , TN 37080
Open 24 hours

Lakewood City Hall
3401 Old Hickory Blvd.
Old Hickory, TN 37138
Open 24 hours

McGavock High School
3150 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Open 24 hours

Old Ben West Library Building
Polk Avenue and Union Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Open 24 hours
No glass accepted at this location.

Tennessee State University
38th Ave. N. and Albion Street
Nashville, TN 37209
Daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Whites Creek High School
7277 Old Hickory Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37189
Open 24 hours

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.