Recycling at Nippers Corner in south Nashville returns to Granbery Elementary.
And that's where it should be!
Granbery Elementary has led the area in recycling, thanks to the diligence of Sherry, for years. Every Friday recycle dumpsters are dropped off in the north parking lot and are available to the public for recycling. You may recycle glass, plastic, steel and tin cans, mixed paper and cardboard. There are even left over bread products from Panera Bread.
All of the money raised from this project goes to Granbery Elementary school.
Recycling at Nippers Corner changed three years ago when Metro contracted with the Nippers' Corner Walmart to put recycle receptacles in their parking lot. Unfortunately that meant a decrease in the about of recycle material received by the Granbery locations. Though many people remained loyal, the new Walmart location was available 24/7 instead of just on the weekends.
A spokeswoman for Walmart's corporate offices said: "One of Walmart's overall sustainability goals is to create zero waste, and we have a robust recycling program for waste generated by our stores, clubs and operations. Unfortunately, unattended drop-off containers in our parking lots are often used by people to drop off non-recyclable items, which can be hazardous. For the safety of our customers and associates, a dedicated recycling facility offers a better option for returning items for recycling."
Now, Recycling in the Nippers Corner area will be found exclusively at Granbery Elementary until metro finds a new home for their receptacles. Please recycle. It helps the community, it helps the planet and it helps Granbery Elementary.
Connie Harvey is the author of this blog post. You can follow her blog at NashvilleTennesseeLiving
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