Litter & Beautification Efforts

Boys with orange buckets in front of Stark Knob Boat Ramp Sign


Gather your group, pick your location, set your date, and call Dianna Johnson at 615-451-5909 to get your materials and arrange collection of litter gathered.

You can get community service hours, social media recognition, while enjoying the great outdoors in Tennessee, and making Gallatin more beautiful.

Inside Out Market

Historic Building

Inside Out Market was named Beautification winner on June 9, 2021. Visit Inside Out Market's Facebook page at

Group of 6 in facemasks behind a Beautification sign in of a blue mural with Elvis

Bryan Deese Named Beautification Winner

Traditionally the first Beautification winner of a new year is also the winner of Gallatin Chamber of Commerce's Christmas decorating contest. Boy were we happy when that turned out to be Bryan Deese. This guy is always hard at work making Gallatin an even more Beautiful place. Bryan's art  on display in his studio window captivated voters and stole the show. Photo credit: The Gallatin News

Photo courtesy of The Gallatin News

 socially distanced individuals around a black sign in front of a red brick building (Chubbs)

And the Winner is.............Chubb's!

Chubb's was named as the most recent Beautification award winner on September 3, 2020. Committee members gathered on a blustery day in front of the local smokehouse to  restaurant to recognize the efforts of owner Wayne Holloway and Chubb's employees who repainted thousands of individual bricks on the exterior of the building earlier this year. Read the Gallatin News article here on their Beautification Award.

Mission Accomplished

We are pleased to announce that the Bonnaroo Works Fund mural project is now complete. Three of the eight recycling bins located at the 641 Long Hollow Pk were painted by local artist Bryan Deese and one was painted by Gallatin High School students.  Stay tuned for more mural projects on the horizon!

Recycling Roll off BIn with the words Gallatin Strong painted in an artistic design
Abstract blue pattern recycling roll off bin with frosty letters spelling Gallatin is the Coolest
Green Recycling Roll off bin with white & yellow letters spelling all hail the green wave nation
Man in baseball cap stands in front of recyling bin with newly painted artwork


Bryan Deese has been hard at work painting murals on Gallatin's recycling bins located at 641 Long Hollow Pk. Grant funding from Bonnaroo Works Fund is making possible a much needed facelift at Gallatin's recycling center. Having completed the first bin, the design has been approved and materials are being purchased for bin 2 of the 3 that Bryan intends to paint. An additional bin was purchased and is going to be painted by Gallatin High School students. This will be the second bin they have painted. Come check out his work and bring your recyclables!

pollinator sign nestles in amongst an array of wildflowers growing in a small downtown setting


You can enjoy these beautiful environmentally friendly gardens while dining or shopping in downtown Gallatin. They are located in front of Bee Inspired, 223 N Water and alongside Joeys carpet, 107 W Main. 

Sumner Regional Hospital Employees with Gallatin Beautiful SIgn


Gallatin Beautiful is so proud to present the latest Beautification award to Sumner Regional Medical Center. The aesthetics are praiseworthy, but their commitment to serving our community is even more praiseworthy.

Thanks for all you do for Gallatin

​Free Glass........

pictures of glass bottles and crushed glass
Group  of assembled in a gift shop behind a beautification award winner sign

Bee Inspired Presented with Quarterly Beautification Award

Bee Inspired and State Farm Agent Matthew Thomson, of 221 and 223 N Water were jointly awarded Gallatin's quarterly Beautification Award. The Presentation was made by Mayor Paige Brown for their outstanding efforts in beautification of the downtown area. 

Girl Scout Troupe and leaders standing in front of gate with Gallatin Beautiful Sign
Cub Scout Pack and Leaders behind a pile of trash in the park

​Scouts are Picking up Gallatin

On 9/7/2019 Girl Scouts picked up 440 lbs of trash on Greenwave Dr and behind the Kroger shopping center. Across town in Triple Creek Park, Cub Scout pack 425 cleaned up a segment of Town Creek that they adopted in the COG Adopt-a-Stream program.  

High five scouts, you really know how to clean up!!

Take this....

Litter alongside a creek

Along with these....

Group of smiling workers

Add these...

Group of smiling volunteers

And more of these.....

Volunteers preparing to work

End up with this....

Assembly of Several Bags of Trash

Who we are and What we do

Gallatin Beautiful unites city staff and resources with community volunteers to provide environmental programs and beautification projects.  Gallatin Beautiful partners include Bonnaroo Works Fund, Rogers Group and TVA.  We encourage sustainable practices, attempt to cultivate community pride, and support volunteer efforts. Follow us on Facebook for up to date info on what Beautiful things we are doing in Gallatin. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Organize a Volunteer Event- the City of Gallatin in partnership with Gallatin Beautiful can equip you with all the necessary supplies for a cleanup.

Recycling Center-Volunteers over the age of 18 can assist at the Recycling Center located at 641 Long Hollow Pk and learn how Gallatin is processing cardboard and glass on site to keep it from entering the landfill.

Weeding and Landscape Maintenance-Got a green thumb?  We can put you to work assisting with beautifying downtown vegetation and greenway landscaping.  

Painting Projects-Are you a skilled painter?  Gallatin Public Works is looking for interested student volunteers to participate in Gallatin's recycle bin art project. Call for further info.

We value citizen input and any questions, comments or suggestions are welcomed.

Feel free to email
or call 615-451-5909

Station Camp Creek and Greenway Clean Up Effort

Group of People Assembled Outdoors in front of Pavilion

Rain Garden Planting at Union Stem School

Woman Leaning Against a Shovel While Planting a Garden

The Cumberland RIver Compact and the CIty of Gallatin Stormwater division in cooperation with the Station Camp High School fishing team turned out in frigid temps to clean up Station Camp Creek shoreline and greenway this April  

Go Bison!!

Greenwave Cleanup 2018

Several Volunteers posing in Nobody Trashes Tennessee TShirts

April 2018, volunteers from Gallatin High School partner with Gallatin Beautiful to clean up Green Wave Dr.  

Go Big Green!!

Arbor Day 2017

Arbpr Day Tree Planting, four people in woods planting trees

62 volunteers and a boatload of trees planted in Liberty Branch Park for Arbor Day 2017!


Volunteers planting pollinator plants in Triple Creek Park

Lee Anne Faust from the UT Agricultural Extension Office takes a break from planting a rain garden at Union Stem School. 

Shalom Zone Day Camp 2018

Volunteers interacting With Children outdoors under Trees

Gallatin Beautiful and UT Agricultural Extension go to Shalom Zone Day Camp for outdoor fun.

TN Achieves Community Service

Student Volunteers in Safety Vests on Litter Detail