No Recycling this Holiday Season


There is a Metro Council Meeting tonight at 6:30 pm. An agenda has been provided and you can watch the meeting live via channel 3 or stream live on your electronic devices. Also, please do not respond to this email... You can reach me at [email protected].

Happy Holidays!


Metro Recycling Suspended - Effective Immediately

Here is a message from Metro Water and Waste Services Director, Scott Potter...

Effective Tuesday, December 21, 2021 curbside recycling will be temporarily suspended. Our goal is to resume curbside recycling late January or early February 2022.

Delays in trash collection due to staffing and fleet issues continue to be of concern. Red River, a Waste Services contractor, has not been able to complete trash collection for all Metro customers on the collection day for the last three weeks and service delays are getting longer.

Metro recycling trucks and staff will be temporarily reassigned to trash collection while we work to find an acceptable solution to this problem. This decision is a very difficult one considering Metro’s commitment to recycling but we must address the public health and sanitation issues related to delayed trash collection in a timely manner.

“Recycling is important, but the health and safety of the community will always be our top priority,” said Director, Scott Potter. “In light of the current situation, this is our best option while we establish a permanent solution. We appreciate your understanding and continued

Residents are encouraged to use the recycling drop-off sites and convenience centers.

Recycling Drop Off Sites

  • Bellevue Metro Transit Authority's Park and Ride (Open 24 hours)
  • Cane Ridge High School (Open 24 hours)
  • Granbery Elementary School (Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon)
  • Hillsboro High School (Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.)
  • Joelton Middle School (Open 24 hours)
  • Lakewood City Hall (Open 24 hours)
  • McGavock High School (Open 24 hours)
  • Old Ben West Library Building (Open 24 hours No glass accepted at this location)
  • Tennessee State University (Open 24 hours)
  • Whites Creek High School (Open 24 hours)

Convenience Centers Tuesday-Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • East Convenience Center
  • Ezell Pike Convenience Center
  • Omohundro Convenience Center
  • Anderson Lane Convenience Center

Metro will increase staffing and trash collection at these sites. Additionally, residents will be allowed to bring up to five (5) bags of household trash per day to Metro convenience centers (an increase from two (2) bags per day) at no cost.

What's Happening Tonight

RS2021-1260 - A resolution appropriating $20,200,000.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to supplement The Barnes Fund, to establish a Catalyst Fund for affordable housing purchases, and to create a centralized database of subsidized housing. There's a substitute that adds an additional $20,000,000 to both the Barnes Fund ($10M) and Catalyst Fund ($10M).

RS2021-1263 A resolution appropriating $9,069,614.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to General Services to expand the vehicle fleet of the Metro Nashville Police Department, the Nashville Department of Transportation, and the Davidson County Sheriff's Office.

RS2021-1303 - A Resolution requesting the COVID-19 Financial Oversight Committee to recommend to the Metropolitan Council the appropriation of not less than $70,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to be appropriated to the Mayor's Office of Economic and Community Development for economic development in disadvantaged communities, with particular emphasis on Bordeaux and North Nashville and for funding of the Nashville Small Business Recovery Fund.

BL2021-1055 - An ordinance providing the honorary street name designation of "Charles Dungey Way" for a portion of 40th Avenue North.

BL2021-975 - This ordinance amends Title 17 of the Metro Code to allow nonconforming single and two family uses that are damaged or destroyed by any involuntary means (such as a natural disaster) to be fully reconstructed as long as there is not a substantial increase in the degree of nonconformity of the structure.

Dates to Remember

(All are Tentative Dates)

  • 23rd Ave N Traffic Calming Meeting
    • Tuesday, January 11
    • 6PM
    • Location: TBD
  • Clay St./15th and 16th Aves N Traffic Calming Meeting
    • Tuesday, January 11
    • 7:30 pm
    • Location: TBD
  • College Hill Rezone Request Meeting
    • Thursday, January 13
    • 6:00 pm
    • Location: TBD
  • Cumberland Gardens Community Meeting
    • Organizing a Community Group
    • Contextual Overlay
      • Thursday, January 20
      • 6:00 pm
      • Location: St. Luke CME Church (Tentative) 

Lets Connect:

I invite all District 21 residents to reach out to me directly with any information or concerns in our community. Email is the best form of communication, but invite you to call me as well. My contact information is below.

Contact information: Email - [email protected] / Phone: 615.946.9700

Best regards,


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