Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) – People across Metro Nashville are upset about the lack of garbage collection. Some homeowners say they haven’t picked up trash in over a week, and recycling is almost non-existent.
There are many people in the Antioch community who are fed up with the lack of collections. Many streets are piled with trash.
A few people formed a cleanup group to keep the streets and gardens clear of trash.
“When the wind blows into the trash can, the trash goes everywhere,” said Loretta Braes. “I have to go around the neighborhood and pick up trash to keep it clean.”
Others in the community believe that the lack of garbage collection poses a safety problem to the city.
On February 14, the Metro Water Authority tweeted: He is expected to be a day or two late this week. Starting tomorrow, Metro will be collecting RR’s three routes daily, allowing the collection to be completed by Saturday. Please put out the trash on the scheduled day. ”
Nashville Mayor John Cooper responded to the tweet by saying: We have now filed a petition in bankruptcy court requesting that Metro be allowed to allocate part of his RR’s route to another provider to ensure the timely collection of garbage. . ”
News 2 reached out to Metro Water Services and some city leaders, but received no response.