NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nashville city leader wants to fix an issue that’s both unsightly and unhealthy.
Illegal dumping has been described by metro officials as a city-wide threat.
So far, Metro Public Works says its received over 350 calls for illegal dumping that they must respond to and clean up.
News 2 obtained photos that frustrated homeowners took of tires that had been dumped in neighborhoods in Bellevue and East Nashville.
City councilwoman Nancy VanReece says she wants to see people participate in neighborhood watches for trash.
“If we can get just as diligent in regard to trash and litter then it would be extremely beneficial,” VanReece told News Two.
Most items that are dumped illegally can be recycled for free. People can recycle up to four tires a month at any of the city’s waste facilities.
Refrigerators and couches are accepted at certain facilities. For more information visit Nashville gov.
You can even ask for curbside pickup for bulk items through the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department.
Requests are taken directly by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office. For more information call 615-880-3897 or visit the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office website.