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Public Works

Residential Waste and Recycling Facilities

East Center
943A Doctor Richard G. Adams Drive
Nashville, TN 37207
Hours: Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday Noon-4:00 p.m.

Ezell Pike Center
3254 Ezell Pike (Located on Ezell Pike behind the South Police Precinct 5113 Harding Place - Note: for GPS users, please enter 5113 Harding Place)
Nashville, TN 37211
Hours: Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday Noon-4:00 p.m.

1019 Omohundro Place (entrance on Freightliner Drive)
Nashville, TN 37210
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Anderson Lane Center
939A Anderson Lane
Madison, TN 37115
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Holiday Closings

All convenience centers are closed on Metro holidays:

  • January 1 (New Year's Day)
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4 (Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Trash Sources and Limits

Residential Trash only

  • No commercial or commercially generated waste. No vehicles with commercial tags.
  • 2 visits per day Monday through Saturday and 1 visit per day on Sunday.


All Prices are set by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and are non-negotiable.

  • 3 items or less: No Charge (does not include mattresses, mattress pads or tires with rims)
  • Tires without Rims: No charge (up to 4 tires total/month)
  • Tires with Rims: $4/each (up to 4 tires total/month)
  • Mattresses and Box Springs: $5/each (up to 4 total/month) Starting February 1, 2019
  • Small Trailers (less than 4x6x1): $6.00
  • Standard Pickups (level loads to top of truck rails): $6.00
  • Stacked Pickup Loads (from top of truck rails to top of cab): $12.00
  • All Other Loads/Trailers: $12.00 / cubic yard (all trailers will be measured at centers

Accepted Material

  • Residential trash
  • Aluminum and Metal Cans, Glass Bottles (clear, green and brown), Plastic Bottles and Containers (labeled as 1 - 7), Cardboard, Newspaper and Mixed Paper
  • Scrap metal
  • Furniture / appliances (refrigerators at East and Ezell Pike sites only)
  • Mattress and box springs (any combination 4/month)
  • Tires (up to 4/month)
  • Small amounts of carpet/carpet pad (East, Ezell and Omohundro sites only). No stacked pick-up trucks or trailers loads allowed). Carpet pad must be separated from carpet for recycling
  • Small amounts of "Do it Yourself" construction and demolition waste (East and Omohundro sites only); limit: 1/2-ton pickup stacked to top of truck bed.

Please note, all loose material must be bagged. Download our Public Works brochure for more details about our services.

Other Acceptable Material

Compostable Material

Organic Material Drop-off

All food scraps (including shells and bones), soiled paper products (cups, plates and boxes), dryer lint, hair and nail clippings, plants and pet food. No human or pet waste. See a list of acceptable compostable material.

Household Hazardous Waste

Learn more about Household Hazardous Waste - Accepted at East and Ezell Centers Only

Cleaners / Solvents, Used Oil / Antifreeze, Batteries, Gas Cylinders, Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Florescent Tubes/Bulbs, etc.-- Limit: 15 gal. / 100 lb. per household/month.

Electronic Waste

Learn more about Electronic Waste - Accepted at East, Ezell, and Omohundro Centers Only

Cell Phones, Computers and all accessories (limit one computer system per month), DVD/VCR Players, E-Book Readers, Fax Machines, Monitors, Printers, Tablets, Televisions, etc.

Waste Items That Are Not Accepted

  • Commercial Waste of any kind
  • Waste in any commercial vehicle or vehicle with commercial tags
  • Gas Tanks
  • Unpainted / Untreated Wood *
  • Leaves / Brush *
  • Asbestos (shingles, flooring, etc.)
  • Roofing Shingles
  • Rock / Brick / Dirt
  • Medical Waste
  • Radioactive Material
  • Ammunition / Flares / Fireworks

* Unpainted and untreated wood, leaves, and brush items may be taken to one of the Yard Waste Processing Facilities listed below.

Wood, Brush and Yard Waste

Residents can take small amounts of brush and yard waste (no more than a level pickup truck load) to the Ezell Pike Convenience Center. Larger amounts can be taken to Metro's contractor, Living Earth (see addresses and contact information below).

Residents dropping off brush and yard waste must follow the guidelines below:

  • Must show proof or Davidson County residency.
  • Residents can dispose of brush and yard waste from their own homes free of charge (pickup trucks only, no trailers).
  • Acceptable Material: unpainted/untreated wood; limbs and brush; leaves and non-commercial grass clippings only in biodegradable paper bags that are free from any other trash or material. Limbs cannot be more than 4 inches in diameter, longer than 15 feet.
  • Not Acceptable Material: No stumps with root balls and dirt accepted.

Living Earth
Phone: 615-730-7238
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
East Side: 1511 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37210
West Side: 6401 Centennial Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209 (entrance by West Nashville Wrecker Service)