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PSA: Burning brush, debris is prohibited in Davidson County

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Posted at 12:49 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 13:49:42-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Due to Sunday's storms in the Nashville area, a number of trees and limbs fell around Davidson County. The Nashville Fire Department is reminding residents that burning debris is prohibited in Davidson County.

Should the fire department respond to any open burning calls, responding firefighters will put out the flames and advise homeowners that the burning is not allowed.

This applies to the burning of leaves, brush, trash and debris. If anyone sees someone burning brush in your neighborhood, call 911 to report it.

Burning is allowed for areas that are being cleared for development; however, a permit must be obtained from the health and fire departments to do so.

The city provides brush pickup services and locations to take waste materials. Brush and leaf collection information can be found here.

When piling debris for pickup by Public Works, keep in mind that all items and materials must be separated into three different piles and placed at the curb or street side for collection. If debris isn't separated, it won't be collected. There are three classifications for collection. They are white goods and metals, such as appliances; construction and demolition, such as lumber and windows and vegetation, such as brush, limbs and other yard waste.

Items should not be placed in public alleys. Alleys must remain clear for emergency crews, as well as trash collection services. Household trash should be placed outside with regular curbside trash pickup.