Food Waste Drop-off at Metro Convenience Center
Davidson County residents can take their food waste to any Metro convenience center free of charge.
Materials accepted at the Metro Convenience Center Drop-offs
Materials can be put into a compostable bag (can be purchased on-line or at a local grocery and big box store), paper bag, small paper/cardboard box, or dumped in loosely into the container at the convenience center.
- Fruits, vegetables, spices, and herbs
- Coffee grounds, filters, and tea bags
- Dairy products and egg shells
- Meat, shellfish, fish, bones, and shells
- Pasta, breads, cereals, baked goods, snack foods, and candy
- Soiled napkins, paper towels, cardboard rolls, cotton balls
- Paper plates and cups (including cups from coffee, soda)
- Soiled pizza boxes and paper take-out containers
- Paper egg cartons, liners and other paper food packaging
- Cut flowers and household plants
- Dryer lint
- Hair and nail clippings
- Pet food and pet hair
Materials not accepted
- Plastic, expanded foam
- Metal, aluminum foil
- Animal or human waste
- Dryer sheets
Tennessee Smart Yards
Tennessee Smart Yards is a UT Extension-led program that guides Tennesseans on practices they can apply in their outdoor spaces (including backyard composting) to create healthier, more ecologically-sound landscapes and communities.
Compost Bins Purchasing Options
Schools are eligible to receive free and/or loaner compost bins.