Skip to comments.New trash law has Nashville residences seeing red
Posted on 07/02/2011 12:03:03 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville has a new trash law and many people don't like it.
Beginning today, you can no longer put grass clippings, twigs or leaves in your trash bin. This includes both private and public trash service in Nashville.
The city said it wants to reduce the amount of material dumped into Nashville's landfill as well as adopt a more environmentally sound waste policy.
But many residents say it's unfair. How are they supposed to get rid of leaves and grass trimmings?
"I don't have a truck. I don't have a way to drop off my yard waste at a Metro convenient center," said Geneva Byrd. "Many older people can't afford to pay someone to do it for them."
This all comes at a time when metro Nashville has reduced brush pick-up to just three days a year per neighborhood.
"It's another way to undercut neighborhoods," said Douglas Jameson. "You watch, if the yard waste doesn't go into trash cans it will be all over the streets and in the culverts."
Public Works said it's just implementing the will of Mayor Karl Dean and the Metro Council.
Well, you are beyond the divide by a long shot. The Sierra should take care of your drainage. Mine is the TN, OH, and MS rivers. We are deluged by the Gulf pressure constantly.
Let’s see how many people in the city follow that royal edict. What will they do ? Open up and inspect every trash bag to see if these “forbidden items” are in it ? At least I’ve got room on my own property to take care of that stuff (save for the fallen limbs that they pick up at curbside every so often), but many in the city don’t.
First of all, where is that. Secondly, what is your point.
This is what happens when you put Environmental psychopaths that do not believe in God.
Tell me what watershed lines that row of trees in the background while your at it.
You posted a question to 17. Explain
That’s a popular misconception. Our local (and quite modern) landfill produces enough methane to run a generator producing a steady 1.6 megawatts of electricity.
There’s more about this here:
Just a pic from the net. I have no idea where it is.
Secondly, what is your point.
Liners are meant to prevent water from leaching through landfills.
That is a cogent reply. That liner is right on the bank of a major watershed and will cause more harm than can ever be imagined. Think about it.
I haven’t caught my grass clippings for years. I just mulch them right into the ground with my mower. The same with my leaves. The clippings feed the lawn. My lawn never looked better.
In the 70’s NYC were going to build incinerators in each borough to handle garbage and create electricity. They wanted out of the landfill business and dumping at sea business. The whackos who forced this then went nuts because a power plant was going to be built in their town.
NIMBY.... Not in my back yard.
The “yankification” of the south continues. Isn’t this one of those left coast ideas?
there is no need to put grass clippings in the garbage can. Leave them on the lawn. It’s good for it.
Nashville residents: remember this when the mayoral/city council elections are heard. Simple solution.
Good business opportunity for enterpreneurs.
AAA for grass clippings.
Pay a yearly fee, and call when you need a pickup.
There have been some bad explosions at incinerators. You don’t know what people are going to send you. Solvents are a problem. Do a search on “incinerator explosions killed”
When I was a young lad, we had an incinerator in our basement. I spent a lot of time playing with it. My best one was when I found some glass ampules of alcohol left behind in our attic by the people who owned the house before us. I put those in the incinerator. Blew open the cast iron lid, blew the metal stack out of the chimney, and put out an awesome fireball. Great BOOM, too! Didn’t set the house on fire.
My parents yelled down, “What was that?” My usual response to such questions was, “Nothin.” That was good enough for them.
Really? In my town, methane gas is piped from the landfill across town where a large institution burns it.