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Nashville & Beyond

The Metro Public Works Division of Waste Management in Nashville and Davidson Country encourages residents and businesses to reduce waste.  All residents and businesses in Nashville have convenient access to recycling.

Residents and businesses located within the Urban Services District (USD) who have Metro Public Works trash collection qualify for curbside recycling.  Residents and businesses located outside of the USD, may use any of the Metro Public Works recycling drop-off and convenience centers located through Davidson County.  Visit the Metro Public Works Recycling page for more information or call (615) 880-1000.

Other Recycling Links

  • Information about recycling in any community, visit Earth 911.
  • Learn about the plastic resin identification coding system.
  • Learn more about curbside glass collection in Nashville from Gunner’s Glass Recycling or EarthSavers
  • eCycler is a website that connects people giving away recyclables and those interested in collecting them
  • The Freecycle Network is a not-for-profit group that aims to connect individuals locally who are interested in giving (and getting) items for free, ultimately keeping goods out of the landfill
  • Gigoit (‘Garbage In, Garbage Out’) is a free site that facilitates the donation and receiving of reusable items in your community
  • RecycleBank provides rewards for recycling stuff by gifting RecycleBank Points that can be used to shop at over 1,500 local and national businesses
  • Call2Recycle is a free rechargeable battery and cell phone collection program with approximately 30,000 collection sites in the U.S. and Canada
  • The Green Guide to Recycling Appliances and Electronics lists informative guidelines and tips for recycling large appliances or electronics
  • How to Reuse or Recycle Your Old Tech from PC provides ideas and resources for reusing and recycling your old electronic items.