Recycle Right Oak Hill:
Now that most Oak Hill residents are using back-door recycling, we need to make sure that we are recycling right for the system to work. There is currently a high degree of glass bottles, dirty containers and other contaminants in the recycling stream that negate the benefits of recycling. This program will help you understand how to recycle right in Oak Hill so we can keep recyclables out of the landfill and in our economy. Let's make recycling work for everyone!
Back-Door Recycling Scan: Saturday, July 27th
Hey Oak Hill, do you want to know if you're recycling right? On Saturday, July 27th we will conduct a voluntary back-door recycling scan in Oak Hill. The purpose is to help clarify confusion around what can and cannot be recycled.
What is a 'recycling scan'? We simply take a surface look at your recycling bag to find out what materials you are currently recycling, could be recycling, and if you have materials in your recycling bag that may not be accepted at the recycling center. It only takes a few minutes, but makes a big difference in improving recycling in our community.
You may help out by participating in one or both ways:
1. Volunteer to have your back-door recycling scanned.
2. Volunteer to scan back-door recycling.
Register by clicking "volunteer" on the picture to the right.
Items accepted in Oak Hill home pick-up recycling:
- All mail
- Phone books
- Cardboard (break down, bundle large pieces)
- Paperback books
- Bags with recycling logo
- Plastic containers
- Number 1-5 & 7 plastic containers
- Not accepted # 6 (styrofoam)
- Aluminum cans
- Pie pans
- Food cans
- Aerosol cans (emptied completely with no pressure)
- All emptied and rinsed
Items not accepted in Oak Hill home pick-up recycling:
- Facial tissue
- Toilet tissue
- Paper towels
- Tyvek mailers (for example: USPS Priority Mail mailers)
- Milk cartons
- Pizza boxes
- Paper with food or grease
- Hardback binding of books
- Any plastics or plastic bags without the recycling icon
- Paint cans
- Scrap metal
- Aluminum foil
- Eating utensils
- Containers that held flammable liquids
- Glass of any kind must be taken to a recycling drop-off facility
Recycle Right! Make sure your recyclables are prepared properly:
Bottles, Cans, food containers
- Empty contents.
- Rinse residue.
- Labels and lids can remain.
- Remove binder clips.
- Staples, paper clips can stay.
- Place shredded paper in plastic bag and tie shut.
- Bag small cardboard and paper cartons with other recyclables.
- Break down cardboard bigger than 2'x2' along the seams.
- Remove other packing material and wraps.
- Bind the cardboard together with string or packing tape in bundles not to exceed 4' x4' and 30 pounds.
- Put cardboard bundle beside bin.
- Spray to release remaining pressure
Household Chemical Containers
- Drain and rinse thoroughly
To recycle glass and other items not accepted at your home pick-up service visit one of these Convenience Centers:
- Hillsboro High School Recycling and Goodwill Drop-Off | 1818 Hillmont Dr. Nashville, TN 37215
- Granbery Elementary School Recycling Drop-Off | 5501 Hill Rd. Brentwood, TN 37027
- East Center | 943A Doctor Richard G. Adams Drive | Nashville, TN 37207 | 615-862-8631
- Ezell Pike Center | 3254 Ezell Pike (Located on Ezell Pike behind the South Police Precinct 5113 Harding Place - Note: for GPS users, please enter 5113 Harding Place) | Nashville, TN 37211| 615-880-2530
- Omohundro | 1019 Omohundro Place (entrance on Freightliner Drive) |Nashville, TN 37210 |615-880-1955