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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Love Your Mother

Love your mother.

Please remember the ultimate mother today - mother earth!

If you don't recycle -> start today.  If you don't compost -> start today.  If you don't know how, read below for Nashville details:

Recycling pick-up in Nashville is monthly.   If you need a recycling  buggy or an extra buggy, the city will deliver one to you.  You can order a cart for free by calling (615) 880-1000.

ALL PAPER & BOXES : office paper, magazines, junk mail, newspaper, computer paper, notebook paper, phone books, paperback books, construction paper, brown paper bags, milk or juice cartons (including gable top and aseptic containers), cardboard boxes, food boxes (clean - no food). All boxes should be broken down.

- ALL PLASTIC BOTTLES & CONTAINERS: drink bottles and their caps, detergent & cleaner bottles and their caps, yogurt/cottage cheese and other dairy "tubs" and their lids (please empty containers) and plastic trays, such as the lunchable type containers.

- ALL METAL & ALUMINUM CANS: empty food and drink cans, empty aerosol cans, foils and trays.

Residents must place recyclables in their green roll-out cart/buggy. 
- Recyclables are not to be bagged but placed in the cart loosely.  - You can put all items in the cart together - no separation is required.
- For more details on the residential recycling collection program, please read through the frequently asked questions below or call (615) 880-1000.

  • DO NOT PUT GLASS IN RECYCLING BINS.  You have to take glass separately to a local recycling center - behind the Hillsboro High is our closest site for glass recycling.  

  • They also have a Good Will Drop Off Center there…an additional way to recycle!

Compost Bins Available from Metro Beautification
  • To encourage backyard composting, Metro Beautification/Public Works has compost bins and supplies available at our Omohundro Convenience Center. 

Omohundro Convenience Center
Omohundro Place, Nashville, TN 37210
Hours: Tues. - Sat., 8:30am - 4:30p.m.

Payment may be made in cash or by check (payable to Metro Public Works)


Grow something edible, grow a garden.

Plant a tree.


Satisfy your curiosity with something that is shared (rather than purchased) such as from the library.

Leave extra books you are passing on at Little Libraries scattered throughout Nashville.  This one is at Elmington Park.


WALK!  Instead of drive.

Buy used.

Thredup is a great company to purchase used clothing from.   They have categories such as 'With tags' or 'Like new'.  They are also a good source for your new / slightly used clothing via their Clean Out Bags which will earn you a little money.  They have women's and children's clothing.


Bring your left over containers to restaurants if you know you always take something home.

Reduce plastic:  bring your reusable bags to stores or carry your goods in your arms.  Reduce buying plastic where you can.

Boat and Tote Bags: Originally made to carry ice blocks, these things are nearly indestructible.  They are sturdy and hold their shape making them excellent bags for groceries. 


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