Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Flood Cleanup Info

Public Works Announces guidelines for debris collection

As thousands of Davidson County residents and businesses begin cleaning up from the weekend's historic flooding, Metro Public Works has issued the following preliminary guidelines for placing debris curbside for collection:

* All items and materials MUST be separated into three different piles, and placed at the curb or streetside for collection. If the debris is not separated, it will not be collected.
1. White goods and metals (appliances, etc.)
2. Construction and demolition debris (carpet, lumber, windows, etc.)
3. Vegetation (brush, limbs and all other yard waste)

* Items should NOT be placed in public alleys. Alleys need to remain clear for emergency crews and trash collection services.

While Public Works is still finalizing a comprehensive plan and schedule for debris collection, residents and businesses should go ahead and place items out for collection.

Metro trash and curbside collection update

Public Works is advising that Metro crews will be running trash and recycling pickup routes in areas where streets are clear of flooding.

Residents whose carts were washed away by flood waters should bag and tie their trash and place at the curb or alley for pickup. Recycling should also be bagged and tied and CLEARLY labeled as "RECYCLING."

To request a replacement cart, or if you have other questions about your Metro trash and recycling services, please contact Public Works at 880-1000.