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.
Up close of glass bottles, plastic bottles, cans, and lids

RURAL RECYCLING HIT HARD BY SHIFTING SCRAP MARKET


Rural and small-town residents are starting to get squeezed by a change that is wreaking havoc on the global recycling market.  China, for decades the world's largest importer of wastepaper, used plastic and scrap metal, last year stopped accepting.....more

CONTAMINATED RECYCLABLES END UP IN THE LANDFILL

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
Dark Haired Bearded Man with Glasses holding  electronic equipment

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING SOLUTIONS OPENS ON AIRPORT RD



ERS provides Gallatin with a unique opportunity to responsibly recycle electronics and handle data security needs while providing autistic adults with employment opportunities. ERS accepts cell phones, CPUs, and Ipads at no charge. Modest fees per lb are charged for other larger electronics. ERS also provides document shredding, media destruction,  hard drive wipe and shredding, and destruction certificates. Call 615-989-1010 for further into or visit their location at 545 Airport Rd.


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.
Airport Road Railroad Improvement

Public Works Department prepares  Airport Rd crossing for final paving by TDOT. 
 
N Boyers & Vena-Stuart Road Improvements
Efforts to address erosion, improve driver safety and aid in future maintenance  promise lasting impact.
Joslin drainage improvements
Public Works completed project that will allow increased storm sewer capacity.