September 3, 2020

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Nashville, like many American cities, is experiencing a steep incline in the amount of waste that is being generated as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Homes in the city generated 13% more garbage, causing city officials to "redraw collection routes, and trash collectors have been working longer days." 

Kate O’Neill, author of the book “Waste," reports that up to 30% of residential sanitation workers have been absent at some point during the recent pandemic. Because of this, cities have paused bulk pick-up schedules and composting programs.

Luckily, as residential costs have increased, commercial waste collection has decreased in Nashville, says, Sharon Smith, the city’s assistant director of public works.

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