From plastic straws to old lightbulbs and shredded paper, it’s not always obvious what can be recycled through Nashville’s curbside program.
But residents really want to know, as evidenced by the dozens of questions that have come into Curious Nashville since Emily Siner first explored recycling in 2017.
Now we’re back with a batch of answers — perhaps our last — with help from recycling experts Kelly Tipler of Metro Public Works, and Leah Sherry of Turnip Green Creative Reuse.
Listen along as Tipler and Sherry answer listeners’ questions and provide guidance in the form of some recycling “rules of thumb.”
Plus, Curious Nashville shares some changes coming to curbside recycling, and an update to the city’s special attempt to collect glass from downtown honky tonks.
And while we’re always taking new questions, we could use some help right now in deciding which subject to investigate next. Vote below before March 11 to help choose a future story for Curious Nashville.
- See all of WPLN’s recycling news coverage
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- Seek help for specific concerns at hubNashville
- Connect with Turnip Green Creative Reuse
Episode credits: Curious Nashville is a project of Nashville Public Radio. The executive producer is Tony Gonzalez, with editing by Emily Siner and Anita Bugg, audio mastering by Carl Pedersen, and web production by Mack Linebaugh. The theme music is by Podington Bear.