Metro extends free flood debris disposal

Monday, August 9, 2010 at 6:50pm
Staff reports

As many Nashvillians continue to clean up and rebuild from May’s devastating flooding, Metro Public Works is lending a helping hand.

The department, which for months has allowed Davidson County residents to dump flood-related construction debris for free, has extended the deadline for free disposal until Sept. 30.

Residents must present a copy of a building permit showing that they are doing the construction work themselves to have their disposal fees waived. Work completed by a contractor must be disposed of and fees paid by the professional.

Waste can be dropped at three convenience centers, East Center, 943 Dr. Richard G. Adams Dr.; Anderson Lane, 943 Anderson Lane (Madison); and Omohundro Center, 1019 Omohundro Place.

Metro Council also recently voted to waive building permit fees for flood victims through the end of the year. That vote, and the high number of residents still repairing homes contributed to Public Works decision to extend the free construction debris disposal offer.

Public Works said it will re-evaluate whether to allow another extension at the end of September.