Metro Nashville Public Works Department is scheduled to begin Brush and Leaf collections in your area on May 28 , 2015. Click here to see the brush schedule for ZONE 3 and to sign up for alerts.

To ensure that your brush will be collected, you should have limbs and all other yard waste out and ready for pick-up by the date above. Place only limbs, branches and true yard waste by the curb for brush crews. Lumber, household trash and other types of debris found in your brush pile means it won't get picked up. Brush piles should not be placed close to mailboxes, utility poles, fences, trees, other stationary objects, in ditches or near storm drains. The mechanical arm of the knuckle boom truck needs enough room to lift the brush pile up and into the trailer pulled behind the truck.

Place leaves in biodegradable paper bags only. Paper biodegradable bags can be purchased at most hardware stores. Public Works also has a supply of these bags available for purchase at the Omohundro Convenience Center: 5 bags for $3.00 and 10 bags for $6.00. Plastic bags will not be picked up.


 

   Some say Old Hickory Village is the best kept secret in Nashville. That's why it's up the US to keep it clean and beautiful. By coming together and doing our part to take care of our little community, we can protect and prolong it's life for generations to come.

   If every Villager did a simple task daily or weekly it will have a big impact on the Village. Below are some easy tips that will help you get started. To learn more ways to help, volunteer or get involved send us an email beautification@OldHickory.org.

Every Individual

  • Set an example for others, especially family, co-workers, friends, and children by using trash and/or recycling receptacles and not littering.
  • Always have available a litter bag in your car.
  • If you are a smoker, carry and use a portable or pocket ashtray.
  • If you see litter, pick it up.

Motorists

  • Carry and use a car litterbag.  When these are full, empty them into a trash and/or recycling receptacle. 
  • Use a car ashtray or portable ashtray to dispose of cigarette butts and lighting material.
  • Do not throw any litter out of vehicle windows.

Smokers

  • Before you light up, identify where you will dispose of your cigarette waste when you finish smoking. Use trash and ash receptacles, including pocket ashtrays.
  • Carry a pocket ashtray all the time or have a portable ashtray with you as you leave your home, office, or car.
  • Encourage fellow smokers to be responsible for their cigarette litter, too.

Pet Owners

  • Pick up after your dog as you walk through your neighborhood.  Use newspaper delivery bags, "scoopers", or other easy-to-use methods to clean up after your pet.
  • Be sure to put pet waste in trash receptacles and not recycling bins.
  • Take responsibility for your pet and his/her actions.

Community Residents

  • Make sure your trash cans have lids that can be securely fastened or use bungee cords to hold them in place.
  • Secure all bags and use twine to secure loose trash for curbside trash collection.
  • Tie paper into bundles before placing into curbside recycling bins.
Information provided by Keep America Beautiful inc. (www.kab.org)

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