Nashville, Tennessee (WTVF) — The landfill plans to limit the amount of construction waste it can accept after an expansion permit was denied.
Most of the debris and construction debris from Nashville’s home renovations ends up in WM’s Southern Services C&D Landfill on Briley Parkway.
“So we approached Metro two years ago and planned a small expansion of about 17 acres to ensure another 10 to 15 years of useful life,” said Director of Disposal Operations Don Gentilcore. I’m here. “That proposal was rejected by the Metro Solid Waste Commission in March 2021.”
Now they are fighting it in court. In the meantime, they have told landscapers and garbage collectors like VaVia Dumpster Rental that starting September 1st, they will not be able to dump their garbage in landfills.
“They think we’re doing things like recycling, but actually we were dumping illegally, like when I moved here 23 years ago and got into this business. field and fill it,” said Phillip Nappi, president of VaVia.
Nappi said they don’t have many options and are riddled with development. About 40 miles outside of Nashville is another landfill for construction debris.
“Everybody is going to scramble because they’re going to have to kick out the carrier at that transfer station.” We will probably see some contract projects slow down.”
Nashville Democratic Rep. Vincent Dixie said Bordeaux residents don’t want the landfill off Briley Parkway.
“This is an opportunity for us to get out from under the thumb of being a dumped, trash-bearing place in Nashville,” Dixie said.
They’ve been stinking about it for years.
“I’m sorry my community doesn’t fit your business model. Please take your trash somewhere else and find another place. We don’t want that anymore.” said Dixie.
NewsChannel 5 contacted the mayor’s office, who said the city would consider other options.
“While an appeal against the board’s decision is pending and the mayor does not have the power to override the board’s decision, the mayor has instructed his office to explore other possible solutions.” said spokesperson TJ Ducklo.