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Bill BL2018-1406 (as amended)

An ordinance amending Metropolitan Code Section 10.20.110, container requirements, to remove the requirement that garbage containers must not be visible from a public street.

WHEREAS, the city of Nashville and Davidson County have experienced exponential growth; and,

WHEREAS, Nashville and Davidson County home owners are finding it increasingly difficult to comply with the requirement of Section 10.20.110(A), that containers must be stored at a location at the rear or side of the home so as to not be visible from the public street, due to lot configurations such as corner lots and zero lot lines.


Section 1. That Metropolitan Code Section 10.20.110(A) - Container requirements, ownership and use; scavenging -- is hereby amended by deleting it in its entirety and substituting therefore the following:

A. At all times, it shall be the duty of the owner of every premises where garbage is created or accumulated to keep or cause to be kept a sufficient number of containers approved by the director for the deposit of Garbage generated on the premises. Lids or covers must be provided for all such containers and they shall be kept tightly closed at all times other than when garbage is being deposited therein or removed therefrom. Containers may be placed for collection along public alleys, streets and sidewalks only between the hours of 7:00p.m. on the day prior to the scheduled collection day and 7:00 p.m. on the scheduled collection day. At all other times, containers must be stored at a location at the rear or side of the premises or at a location approved by the Director so as to not be on a public street.

Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.


Freddie O'Connell

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Legislative History

IntroducedNovember 20, 2018

Passed First ReadingNovember 20, 2018

Referred toPublic Works Committee

DeferredDecember 4, 2018

AmendedDecember 18, 2018

Passed Second ReadingDecember 18, 2018

Passed Third ReadingJanuary 3, 2019

ApprovedJanuary 4, 2019

ByMayor Briley's signature

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Last Modified: 01/15/2019 4:13 PM