Every-other-week curbside recycling collection to kick off in Nashville on January 30

According to the U.S. EPA, of all the glass used in America, only 33.1% of it is recycled. Compare that to Europe, where the rate of glass recycling is 74%.
Posted at 11:24 AM, Jan 11, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-11 23:20:47-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It's been a long-awaited change in Nashville, but starting January 30, curbside recycling services will increase to every other week pickup

Mayor John Cooper and Metro Water made the announcement on Wednesday saying people won't have to pay additional money out-of-pocket for the added service.

The expansion will be funded through prior Metro budget allocations and grants.

"Managing our society's consumption is a big challenge going forward and we've got to do it responsibly. And we can create a better, more resilient sustainable city if we make these kind of good choices right now," Cooper said.

The news is a welcomed surprise for many, including Jordan Tromblee who says as a small business owner, her recycling bin piles up quickly.

"I am co-owner of the bookstore and so we get tons of recyclable goods almost every single day. And so I just load them up in my car and we have a big recycling thing back there, but it does get filled up pretty quick. So if I don't go there, if it can't fit there, then I usually have to take it to the dump. So very excited to hear that more recycling is coming," she said.

Customers can sign up for alerts within their Metro Water Services app.

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