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Metro Nashville Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Metro Nashville trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Metro Nashville is in Tennessee with Indianapolis to the northeast, Huntsville to the south, Knoxville to the east.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Metro Nashville Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.nashville.gov/departments/water/waste-and-recycling

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

-New Year’s Day

-Martin Luther King Jr Day

-Juneteenth (observed)

-Veterans Day

-Memorial Day

-Independence Day

-Labor Day

-Thanksgiving Day

-Christmas Day

If your trash collection day falls on a holiday, all collection days after the holiday in that week will be delayed by one day. For example, if the holiday is on a Monday, collection for Monday customers will be on Tuesday, Tuesday customers on Wednesday, Wednesday customers on Thursday, etc. If the holiday falls on a weekend (and Metro Government is observing the holiday on a Monday or Friday) trash and recycling collection will NOT be delayed but will take place on the regular collection schedule.

Metro Nashville Trash Collection Map

Metro Nashville Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.nashville.gov/departments/water/waste-and-recycling for find the collection day for your bulk waste.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Household items (pots and pans), Mattresses and box springs, Furniture, Appliances, etc.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Motor oil
  • Tires
  • Household/hazardous chemicals/materials
  • Glass or mirrored items
  • Sheet rock/drywall
  • Roofing
  • Propane/gas tanks
  • Batteries
  • Nothing in bags
  • Sand, dirt, rocks or concrete
  • Paint cans (even if they are emptied)
  • Compressed air or gas tanks
  • Ammunition
  • Trash cans, shopping carts or other businesses products
  • Boats/automobiles/ motorcycles/jet skis
  • Brush or tree limbs (are picked up by Public Works quarterly)

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Metro Nashville and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.nashville.gov/departments/water/waste-and-recycling/recycling

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Metro Nashville?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.nashville.gov/departments/water/waste-and-recycling

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.nashville.gov/departments/water/waste-and-recycling

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Metro Nashville Public Works Department?


Metro Waste Services
1600 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

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