Posts tagged Metro Public Works

When Plastic is not Recyclable

What do you do with plastic bags that are not made of recyclable materials? Here are some suggestions from the morning newspaper (which is recyclable).

Of course, I read the news online.

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Flood Debris Clean Up

Thanks to the Harpeth River Watershed Association and Metro Public Works who together cleaned up over 10 tons of flood debris from the common area of Boone Trace subdivision.

The debris floated to the area last May. Some came from the flooded homes in the neighborhood; some debris traveled from far away.

We carted off tires, fencing, decking, railroad ties, trash cans, basketball goals, a gas grill, a computer monitor, cases of soda and beer, even someone’s bagged recyclables.

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Bellevue Clean Up Scheduled

From the morning newspaper:

Bellevue gears up for annual cleanup

October 4, 2009
–>An annual Bellevue cleanup will offer chances to toss out old furniture, shred documents and dispose of old electronics — as well as get your vehicle’s emissions test and renew license plates.

As well, volunteers will collect trash from the community’s main streets with assistance from community service workers.

The cleanup is 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 24 in the parking lot at Bellevue Center between the Sears store and former Macy’s store. It is sponsored by the Bellevue Exchange Club.

Here are the opportunities available:

Metro Nashville Public Works will provide roll-off bins for disposal of bulk items, no tree limbs or hazardous waste allowed.

Knighthorst Shredding will provide shredding of confidential papers, a limit of two boxes.

Goodwill Industries will be accepting gently-used items.

Creative Recycling Systems will accept computers, monitors, telephones and cell phones, printers and copiers, TV and stereo equipment, and calculators. Visit for a complete list of accepted items.

SysTech International will provide on-site auto emissions testing: Tests are valid for up to 90 days before license renewal.

John Arriola, Davidson County Clerk, will provide on-site renewal of license plates.

The Nashville Humane Shelter’s Rover Van will provide information on $10 spay and neuter services for family pets.

The Exchange Club is recruiting volunteers for the street cleanup. To participate or volunteer, contact Sheri Weiner at 615-347-7544 or Lee Cannon at 615-400-4104.

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Bellevue Recycling to Expand

From WSMV news:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Metro Public Works said they are contemplating the expansion of recycling in Bellevue due to initial success of the program. The curbside recycling pilot program started March 1.Since then, more than 30 tons of recyclables have been collected, which doesn’t even include the recycling drop-off bins in Bellevue.Currently nearly 700 homes are signed up for the program.Curbside recycling costs $40 for a storage cart and an additional $10 a month.

I know that I am hooked on the program. I recommend it to others all the time.

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Thanks to Metro Public Works and Volunteers

Thanks to all those at Metro Public Works and the volunteers who were picking up the litter we runners left behind us today at the Country Music Half and Full Marathon. I dropped quite a few paper cups while trying to stay cool and hydrated during the race.

Metro Public Works maintains the course at no cost to the organizers (just us taxpayers).

I noticed that the start was less littered this year than last year. Thanks to the runners for not dropping trash everywhere at the start.

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E-Waste Collection Day in the Nashville Area

Here is an exciting announcement from Gwen Hopkins-Glascock at Metro Public Works:


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Keep Nashville Beautiful Art Winners

Being unemployed has its advantages. I get to do volunteer work that I do not get to do while working full time. Today, I got to meet two of the winners of the Metro Public Works Red River Truck Art Contest. The chosen artwork is put on one of the Red River trucks collecting residential trash. Later the enlargement is given to the child. What a nice gift! I met with Cumberland Elementary School in Nashville this morning:


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