As Nashville transitions to the long-term recovery stage, this blog will be less frequently updated. Please note that some links to other websites may have changed over the course of time. The email box will continue to be monitored.

Latest Update: 03/21/11 New Post on tax information and updated Tax Refunds and Credits Page.

Cleaning Up / Rebuilding

Cleaning Up

Metro Nashville Debris Removal information and procedures.  If you need new Metro Trash Cans or Recycling Containers, call 311.  In the meantime, just bag trash and recycling separately and label the bags.

Metro Health Dept page with links to info about mold, flooded homes.  (Available in Spanish).

Flood Cleanup Tips from UT Agricultural Department--Well Purification, Avoiding Mold, Taking Care of Livestock, etc.

FEMA's clean up information, with links to tips on salvaging personal items and checking for hazards.

Red Cross Information on Repairing Your Flooded Home

Bethel World Outreach Center and Samaritan's Purse will help clean debris from your house and treat mold.

Hermitage United Methodist Church will help with clean up.


Habitat for Humanity has programs to help owners rebuild and to help those without homes acquire new ones.  Click here to read post.

The Mayor has proposed codes fee waivers to benefit rebuilding home owners and small business owners.  Construction costs of up to $100,000 would be eligibile for up to $1300 of fee waivers, which could cover plumbing permits, electric permits, gas/mechanical permits, and building permits.  The legislation will not be voted on for a couple of weeks, but if passed, it will be retroactive to May 2.  Residents will be eligible to apply for assistance through July 31. Click here for more info on codes requirements.

NES, Piedmont Gas, Metro Water are waiving certain fees for flood victims.

Tax credits are available to cover appliances and building materials as you rebuild.  Click here for more information.