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New trash law has Nashville residences seeing red
WSVM ^ | 07/01/2011 | WSVM

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: green; nashville; nashvilletrashlaw; recycling; trash; trashlaws
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1 posted on 07/02/2011 12:03:05 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

As part of Nashville’s new, more environmentally sound waste policy... they no longer take grass clippings, twigs or leaves with your trash...

Someone please stop the world I wanna get off now...


2 posted on 07/02/2011 12:04:43 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Right, so to cut down on landfill amounts, they will now ban the few things that might go into them which would actually biodegrade...


3 posted on 07/02/2011 12:08:59 AM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (CAIN/WEST 2012 - Because two bros are better than THE 0NE!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

If it isn’t part of payment, then it ain’t happening. I live in Smyrna and all trash is my responsibility. Of course I don’t pay for it either.


4 posted on 07/02/2011 12:09:46 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: eyedigress

“I live in Smyrna and all trash is my responsibility. Of course I don’t pay for it either.”

Do you burn it?


5 posted on 07/02/2011 12:19:52 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
My bro, who drives a truck for a mulch/topsoil/etc landscape supply outfit, was telling me earlier today that his company contracts with cities to collect yard waste in the fall which they sell back to the residents as leaf humus (lol) and the like.

6 posted on 07/02/2011 12:20:50 AM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Will the city pick up yard waste if piled at the kerb?


7 posted on 07/02/2011 12:20:59 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Likely, poor planning on the part of the Metro council caused by environmental excess.

Usually yard waste is compostable without much in the way of problems for landfills, but environazis want unrealistic reductions in trash to landfills and when yard waste is put in the same container as trash, it is counted as trash.

A separate yard waste container with unadulterated yard waste is likely more easily processed and classified as compost (less restricted) as opposed to trash. Of course it must be handled seperately.

8 posted on 07/02/2011 12:23:45 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: PastorBooks

I take household trash to a transfer station. I burn the rest.


9 posted on 07/02/2011 12:23:54 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: PastorBooks
Do you burn it?

Since obummer's economy, I have an extended family. I have dumpster pick-up every Monday, but I burn this kind of crap. Well, if it ever rains again I'll burn it.

10 posted on 07/02/2011 12:25:28 AM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Nothing biodegrades in a landfill.


11 posted on 07/02/2011 12:26:52 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: PastorBooks

I got over a 100 bucks for my aluminum not to far back.


12 posted on 07/02/2011 12:27:26 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
In the old days an "incinerator" was standard equipment in homes. Everything except glass and metal.

Kept in the basement, it was the boys job to take the garbage to be incinerated. With the lid opened the challenge was to see if you could get the flames to reach the ceiling. And the new kinds of plastic burned cool. You could drip flame all over the floor!


13 posted on 07/02/2011 12:27:34 AM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: Straight Vermonter

BS!


14 posted on 07/02/2011 12:30:10 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: eyedigress

Modern landfills have no oxygen due to the way the garbage is packed very tightly and covered with lots of dirt. No oxygen=no decomp. The local university here did an “archeological dig” in a landfill here and came up with hot dogs and stuff from the 80s.


15 posted on 07/02/2011 12:33:12 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Aardvark111; ACK ACK; Al Koa; Angel of Beth; another_bot_for_W; ApeNipples; axe2grin...

I see my hands' True Life Trivia
Low Volume Ping List
On? Off? Private Reply Please

Per popular demand I've registered at Cabelas but, again, really not necessary.

In my youth when camping out in the woods the highlight of the evening would be a visit to the municipal dump. Flashlight battles, shooting pellets at rats, and then setting the place on fire. There were some real conflagrations!


16 posted on 07/02/2011 12:35:09 AM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: Straight Vermonter

In Tennessee they are filtered through water. We have water. The Appalachians drain something fierce over time. Those white sandy beaches on the panhandle came from the Eastern Mountains.


17 posted on 07/02/2011 12:37:23 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Some years ago I was the designer of a recycling system that processed the bottom ash from their waste to energy incinerator. The incinerator used the city’s trash for fuel to create steam from the boiler that not only produced electricity but was also the origin point for the steam heating system for the downtown area.

The environmentalists eventually drove the incinerator out of commission and they had to build a natural gas fired boiler to make up the difference for the steam heating system.

They also had a composting facility for the yard waste but it was never in the black operationally. I suppose they have closed that as well.

So they went from a system that had an endless supply of fuel to create the steam that also could have burned the yard waste going to a landfill that is obviously filling up. A yard waste system totally disfunctional and paying fossil fuel costs to create the steam to heat their buildings.

So do they have any plans for after the curent landfill fills its airpace limits? Doesn’t seem they do if they are cutting yard waste from being deposited there. The fun of environmentalism is just starting for the people of Nashville. BOHICA


18 posted on 07/02/2011 12:38:48 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Huh. For years we’ve had a Yard Debris can. It’s a big green bin and it’s “free” (price included with garbage pickup). They get it every other week, which works pretty well. If I have a ton crap to haul away, there’s a local place that will take it for about $16/pickup load.


19 posted on 07/02/2011 12:39:16 AM PDT by thecabal (Redeem your mind from the hockshops of authority.)
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To: eyedigress
It's true. They did a cut in the Sacramento land fill and it was dry. We have no shortages of landfill area.
20 posted on 07/02/2011 12:40:57 AM PDT by Domangart
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To: eyedigress
You don't use lined landfills?


21 posted on 07/02/2011 12:42:33 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Domangart

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.


22 posted on 07/02/2011 12:48:33 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

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.


23 posted on 07/02/2011 12:48:46 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Straight Vermonter

First of all, where is that. Secondly, what is your point.


24 posted on 07/02/2011 12:50:33 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

This is what happens when you put Environmental psychopaths that do not believe in God.


25 posted on 07/02/2011 12:53:31 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Straight Vermonter

Tell me what watershed lines that row of trees in the background while your at it.


26 posted on 07/02/2011 12:53:35 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Straight Vermonter

You posted a question to 17. Explain


27 posted on 07/02/2011 12:58:29 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Straight Vermonter

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:

http://www.crd.bc.ca/waste/hartland/lfgelectricity.htm


28 posted on 07/02/2011 1:02:23 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: eyedigress
First of all, where is that.

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.

29 posted on 07/02/2011 1:11:18 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

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.


30 posted on 07/02/2011 1:14:38 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Why do they deem eliminating grass clippings, twigs and leaves as more environmentally sound?
Throw all the plastic you want in that bin, but you'd better not dare have any grass mixed in with it!
31 posted on 07/02/2011 1:26:08 AM PDT by jla
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
I use two different removal services. One has a policy similar to this, no grass or leaves, (though if I leave $10 on top of the bin they'll empty it). The other service will take any damn thing I can put in the bin.
And it all go to the same dump(s).
32 posted on 07/02/2011 1:28:51 AM PDT by jla
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

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.


33 posted on 07/02/2011 2:07:26 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

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.


34 posted on 07/02/2011 2:28:37 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Liberals who graduate from Ivy League schools are the dumbest people on the planet.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

The “yankification” of the south continues. Isn’t this one of those left coast ideas?


35 posted on 07/02/2011 2:37:39 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

there is no need to put grass clippings in the garbage can. Leave them on the lawn. It’s good for it.


36 posted on 07/02/2011 2:42:58 AM PDT by cowtowney
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Public Works said it's just implementing the will of Mayor Karl Dean and the Metro Council.

Nashville residents: remember this when the mayoral/city council elections are heard. Simple solution.

37 posted on 07/02/2011 2:50:56 AM PDT by hattend (Let's all meet Sarah at her last bus stop -- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Jan 2013)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Good business opportunity for enterpreneurs.

AAA for grass clippings.

Pay a yearly fee, and call when you need a pickup.


38 posted on 07/02/2011 2:53:54 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

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.


39 posted on 07/02/2011 3:38:56 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Nothing biodegrades in a landfill.

Really? In my town, methane gas is piped from the landfill across town where a large institution burns it.

40 posted on 07/02/2011 3:45:12 AM PDT by don-o (Please say a prayer for FReeper Just Lori. RIP)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

We just pile up our yard waste by the street. Bagging it is frowned on. A county truck cruses the streets looking for yard waste and picks it up. They use a 1.5 to 2 foot diameter vacuum hose to suck up leaves and grass clippings and have a hydraulic claw type thing to pick up the larger tree limbs.


41 posted on 07/02/2011 3:57:50 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour; All
Who does the landfill belong to, a private owner or the government?
42 posted on 07/02/2011 4:16:17 AM PDT by Mark was here (It's either Obama or America. There cannot be both.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Here's another one

Natural gas replacement from landfill

I'm not sure what the latest figures are, but the projection was $500k per year to the city from sale of the gas

43 posted on 07/02/2011 4:27:55 AM PDT by don-o (Please say a prayer for FReeper Just Lori. RIP)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Soooo,
Take bags of leaves and dump them on the yards of the fools who passed this b.s. to begin with. Also dump your yard waste on City halls yard.


44 posted on 07/02/2011 4:45:31 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) NO RINOs)
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Sounds like they want everyone to compost all biodegradable yard material. I hope they’ve offered a deal on small composters to the public. It’s not that difficult once you know how and are physically fit. It’ll be a problem for some of the seniors.

Of course it does raise a question does the same non pickup apply to city property including parks (and if the city is controlled by Democrats the homes and properties of city officials).

To save electricity I’ve seen some demands for us to go back to hanging the wash on the line in the yard. That’s next.


45 posted on 07/02/2011 4:49:32 AM PDT by airedale
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To: Right Wing Assault
"WHAT ARE YOU DOING DOWN THERE????"

"NOTHING!"

46 posted on 07/02/2011 5:04:25 AM PDT by rlmorel ("Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions." Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Then the city is going to have to send out new bins and have a “compost” pick up once a week. If they don’t want it in the landfills, then they’ll have to compost it and they can cover the costs by selling the compost.


47 posted on 07/02/2011 5:08:43 AM PDT by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: I see my hands

I lol! You must be a childhood friend who visited our home often. Too funny. You nailed it.


48 posted on 07/02/2011 5:14:42 AM PDT by Obadiah (If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

“But many residents say it’s unfair. How are they supposed to get rid of leaves and grass trimmings? “

How about getting the hell out of the city?


49 posted on 07/02/2011 6:09:19 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

I mulch anything and everything smaller than a 3/4 inch thick branch - and I do it with my mower. None of my leaves, twigs, grass, etc ever make it to any landfill - they all go right back into my lawn.


50 posted on 07/02/2011 6:31:10 AM PDT by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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