Metro Public Works is taking back trash pickup duties from a contractor that has struggled to complete its routes in recent months. The agency says Red River Waste Solutions will continue to run trash routes but in a more limited zone.
Another budget line is being squeezed as the city of Nashville works through a cash crunch.
Nashville leaders are expanding a review of contract companies that do large amounts of architecture and engineering work for the city.
Listen / One of Nashville’s longstanding wishlist items is finally becoming a reality. Starting next year, curbside recycling will increase in frequency to every-other-week pickups.
Listen / Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to accurately describe the stance of advocacy group Walk Bike Nashville. The baseline speed limit for Nashville neighborhoods may be lowered countywide this year. Officials are preparing to study whether 25 mph — down from 30 — would be a safer standard.
When Nashville residents drop off their glass bottles, paint cans and old batteries to recycle, they can now also bring food scraps.
From meters that take credit cards, to a smartphone app that finds parking spots, Metro Public Works lets the ideas fly.
Rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and even posthole diggers are now available through the city of Nashville. On Friday officials launched a program to loan out tools for community gardens and tree planting.
Thursday is the final day of early voting in Tennessee ahead of next Tuesday’s election. In Nashville the ballot includes several referendums, including one on just who should be allowed to run Metro Public Works.