Waste is one of the largest contributors to Nashville’s greenhouse gas emissions. Consequently, the Department ensures convenient recycling in all of its 95 buildings, and has recently begun a compost collection pilot. During construction and renovation of facilities, building materials are sustainably sourced or recycled-content when possible. Construction and demolition waste is repurposed or recycled to the extent feasible.

Waste News & Events

  • Talking Trash: How To Do Good & Save Money

    “By being creative with food waste, utilizing compostable materials, and developing a composting/recycling program a restaurant can save considerable dollars over the long run... I definitely see a future in which Nashville leads the way for citywide composting and the restaurant community will be driving the charge.” – Jeremy Barlow, Former owner of SLOCO restaurant


Socket's Tips: Ways to Reduce Waste