Around 33%. That’s the amount of waste in Middle Tennessee landfills from construction and demolition debris — but a new proposal expected to be presented to Metro Council this month could change that.
What this means
The ordinance would apply to large commercial and multifamily (5+ units) construction projects valued at $500,000+ and commercial demolition projects valued at $50,000 or more. Materials diverted from landfills will be phased in over a three-year period and begin with corrugated cardboard, metal, clean concrete, and land clearing debris in Phase 1. It is the job site’s responsibility to collect materials in a container for them to later be sorted at a recycling facility.
Note: Enforcement would begin for permits applied for on or after July 1, 2024.
Stay tuned for a series of virtual and in-person public meetings to share your input, or fill out the online form.
Bonus: Review the proposed timeline + recycling processing facility requirements.