The latest storm update from Metro Nashville agencies shows how a week of tough winter weather pushed city workers into lengthy shifts and agencies to operate around the clock. Car crashes brought down power poles and destroyed fire hydrants, water mains broke, traffic and rail crossing signals malfunctioned and animal control officers responded 126 stray […]
Nashville’s residential curbside recycling program will cost the city more money going forward. And the change is big enough that it briefly had some on the Metro Council doubting whether to continue the service at all.
Another budget line is being squeezed as the city of Nashville works through a cash crunch.
Nashville is tightening the rules on what can go in curbside recycling bins, including issuing a new ban on plastic takeout containers. The change, says Metro Public Works, is part of an effort to simplify the recycling process and make sure people don’t put in material that its facility can’t handle.
As soon as Nashville’s elections ended this month, thousands of campaign signs became just about worthless to the candidates overnight. But for the first time, a big batch of those signs will be recycled instead of taken to the dump.
Listen / Metro Nashville will likely start paying more to run its recycling program. The city is in the middle of renegotiating its contract with Waste Management, the company that handles the recycling process after materials are collected. But the Public Works department says Nashville is committed to continuing its recycling program — and indeed […]
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.
An attempt to recycle more glass bottles in Nashville has failed, as Metro is discontinuing a pilot program that tried to capture glass from the downtown honky tonks.
Listen / Despite hundreds of thousands of dollars and months of deliberations, Rutherford County has made little progress on deciding what it will do when Middle Point Landfill closes.