Trash pick-up issues persist in Nashville, local business tries to help

By JUSTINA LATIMER

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) — Trash pickup continued to be a significant issue for Nashville residents. However, as the city struggles to recover routes, some are stepping in to help ease the load.

“We saw a lot of people frustrated with the services that were happening here in Nashville,” Haulee CEO and co-founder Garrett Elmore said. “So we’re trying to find a solution to pick up all that extra garbage.”

Elmore said his company Haulee typically offers extensive waste removal services. But, after noticing that the trash kept piling up, they added some free trash.

“Customers really don’t want to pay for a lot of services that they’re already paying for,” Elmore explained. “So we offer free services to help excel.”

So far, Haulee has helped over 20 residents, including people like Amy Dennison.

“The other day during the storm, all these trash cans rolled down the stormwater river on our street,” Dennison said. “So we all had to run around and pick up all this stuff. It wasn’t pretty.

The latest from Metro Water Services included the following tweet:

“Metro Water Services crews worked long hours over the weekend and came out today, President’s Day, to pick up the Red River trash roads.”

“Right now we just want to help people and give them free services and take out the trash cans if they need it,” Elmore said.

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