The City provides optional garbage pick-up service once a week, at a charge of $12 per container per month. Setting up your trash service involves contacting a couple of different agencies with the City of Gallatin. Follow the following steps and you'll breeze through the process as easy as 1-2-3! (really there are only two steps).
Fill out Trash Service Application
When you apply for water service with Gallatin Public Utilities, you can also fill out a Trash Service Application (PDF). Gallatin Public Works is also where you would notify us of a change of location within the city.
Purchase a Trash Can from the City
Up to four garbage containers can be purchased from the City for $56 each. Call 615-451-5895 or visit the Recorder's Office in Gallatin City Hall at 132 W Main Street to submit your Garbage Container Purchase Form and payment. For your convenience cash, checks, and credit card payments are accepted. Your garbage can to be delivered in a few days (usually 24 hours). Containers purchased from the City come with a manufacturer's 10-year warranty. Whenever possible our employees will try to repair the can even after the warranty expires (the lid tends to be what fails after a decade of use). If you are buying your can from the city, skip the next step.
Purchase a Trash Can on Your Own
If you are buying a trash can from a hardware store, call us at 615-452-2147 to give us the serial number on the container in order to activate your account. Gallatin uses fully automated garbage trucks so containers must be compatible with the City's equipment (see picture below). If the can was not purchased from the City, any damage or replacement is the responsibility.
About Trash Can Serial Numbers
Not every container purchased from a hardware store has a serial number. In this case please call anyway and a serial number can be issued for your can.