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File #: BL2020-405    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2020 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action: 10/20/2020
Title: An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code, Zoning Regulations, pertaining to dumpsters and other trash receptacles (Proposal No. 2020Z-011TX-001).
Sponsors: Colby Sledge, Tanaka Vercher
Attachments: 1. BL2020-405

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An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code, Zoning Regulations, pertaining to dumpsters and other trash receptacles (Proposal No. 2020Z-011TX-001).

 

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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. That Section 17.24.060 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby amended by amending subsection A. by adding the following new subsection A.9:

When used as an alternative to traditional dumpsters or other trash receptacles, below grade (deep well) refuse collection and recycling systems shall be screened by a decorative wall, solid fence, or year-round landscaping.  The wall, fence, or plantings must be of a height equal to or greater than the height of the refuse collection and recycling equipment being screened.

Section 2. Be it further enacted, that this ordinance shall take effect immediately after its passage and such change be published in a newspaper of general circulation, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

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This ordinance amends the Metropolitan Code relative to special screening requirements. It creates a new subsection to regulate below grade (deep well) refuse collection and recycling systems. When used as an alternative to traditional dumpsters or other trash receptacles, these below grade systems would be required to be screened by a decorative wall, solid fence, or year-round landscaping. The height of the wall, fence, or landscaping would be required to be equal to or greater than the height of the equipment being screened.