Public Works

Public Works provides essential services to the citizens of Gallatin in a prompt, courteous, safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner.  Our dedicated employees strive to build, maintain, and operate public infrastructure in a professional and economical manner while respecting the environment and preserving these assets for succeeding generations.


Gallatin Public Works encourages repurposing along with recycling at our Gallatin Recycling Center. We are making available crushed glass and bottles collections to the general public. This is perfect for summer crafts and landscaping projects and is available by the bucketful. Call 615-451-5909 and reserve yours today. We are located at 641 Long Hollow Pk and you can arrange pickup between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Each year, thousands of pounds of recycled materials can't be processed because of contamination. You recycle, you care, now just be aware of prep work that needs to be done so recycled materials can be processed like you intended.

  • Don't bag your recyclables

    - plastic bags and film get tangled in the machinery
  • Don't include food-soiled items

    - they can turn an entire load of recycling into trash
  • Don't include sharp or dangerous materials

    like needles and electronics that can cause injury to our workers
  • Don't toss in "tanglers"

    like rubber hoses and wires that can shut down an entire recycling center
  • Don't include bulky items

    like propane tanks or construction debris
Paper Leaf Bags on Street
Road Arrows on Greenwave Drive
Four volunteers at the Clearview Community Cleanup
Public Works crews will only collect leaves in paper leaf bags on the day after your normal trash day. Call 615-452-2147 to schedule.
Find out what City projects are going on now and over the horizon.
Adopting highways, work groups, and stream cleanups are all in need of volunteers.