Recycling program expands in Nashville

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Posted: Oct 14, 2023 5:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - More Nashville residents will soon be able to recycle curbside thanks to the success of a pilot program introduced in Bellevue.

When the program first got underway at the beginning of the year, city leaders said if it was a success, they’d expand it and Tuesday, Mayor Karl Dean kept his promise.

“Over 200 pounds of recyclables have been collected in Bellevue so today, we are fulfilling that promise and offering more residents the opportunity to have curbside recycling,” he said.

EarthSavers, the local company behind the recycling program, is now ready for households to begin signing up in the General Services District neighborhoods of Brentwood, Antioch, Cane Ridge, Hermitage and Old Hickory.

The service will cost residents $10 a month, plus the cost of the recycle bins.

Bobby Bandy with EarthSavers says recycling is “just one of the right things to do.”

“Each customer, every year, when they put the recycling cart out by the street, are saving about enough greenhouse gases to drive a car about 700 miles, enough energy to run their desktop computer about 1,600 hours and with the paper and cardboard in there, they are saving about six trees that don’t have to be harvested from the forest each year,” he explained.

EarthSavers will pick up recyclables on the street or at your back door.

Residents can register online at RecycleNashville.com.

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