An ordinance amending Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code, zoning regulations, by amending Section 17.04.060 Definitions by adding a definition for Recycling Facility, by amending Section 17.08.030 and Section 17.16.110 by designating zone districts where a Recycling Facility shall be permitted and establishing conditions for such a facility when permitted by conditions, all of which is more particularly described herein (Proposal No. 2002Z-020T).

WHEREAS, in order to more adequately provide for recycling facilities where such facilities are not waste transfer facilities in the broadest sense, and to provide adequate safeguards in locating such recycling facilities.


SECTION 1. That the codification of Title 17 of the Code of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Zoning Regulations, be and the same is hereby amended as follows:

A. By amending Section 17.04.060 B. Definitions of general terms. by adding the following new definition:
""Recycling facility" means a facility or temporary location where any method, technique, or process utilized to separate, process, modify, convert, treat or otherwise prepare solid waste so that component materials or substances may be used. The use or reuse or a solid waste may not be used in a manner that would constitute solid waste disposal."

B. By amending Section 17.08.030 District Land Use Tables. by amending the Zoning District Land Use Table by adding under Waste Management Uses the use Recycling facility in the IWD District as "PC", in the IR District as "PC", and in the IG District as "P".

C. By amending Section 17.16.110 Waste management uses. by adding the following new subsection:

"C. Recycling Facility.

1. Lot Size. The minimum lot area shall be two acres. Provided, however, should the facility by fully enclosed within a building, the minimum lot size standard shall not be required.

2. Setback. All buildings, structures, storage containers and areas, and vehicle loading/unloading areas shall be located a minimum of one hundred feet from any residential zoning district boundary or residential structure.

3. Landscape buffer yard. Along all residential zone districts permitting residential use, screening in the form of landscape buffer yard Standard D shall be applied. In addition, the entire facility shall be enclosed by a chain-link type fence at least eight feet in height. The fence shall be patrolled each day to remove all windblown debris captured by the fence."

SECTION 2. That this Ordinance shall take effect five (5) days from and after its passage and such change be published in a newspaper of general circulation, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsored By: David Briley, John Summers, Ginger Hausser


Introduced: June 4, 2002
Passed First Reading: June 4, 2002
Referred to: Planning Commission
Planning & Zoning Committee
Deferrred to September Public Hearing: July 2, 2002
Deferred Indefinitely: September 3, 2002
Withdrawn: August 19, 2003