Litter & Beautification Efforts

Flyer giving details for Fall Shoreline Cleanup
Gallatin takes pride in its green and clean community.  Gallatin Beautiful unites city staff and resources with community volunteers in tackling this task. This committee of dedicated individuals coordinates the efforts of volunteers, businesses, and community groups to provide environmental programs and beautification projects. 

Gallatin Beautiful has partnered with the UT Agricultural Extension, Keep Tennessee Beautiful,  and TVA (to name a few), in efforts to keep roadways, streams and shorelines clean. We strive to continually recognize businesses that make notable aesthetic improvements and educate the community (particularly youth) on maintaining clean watersheds and litter free communities.  We encourage sustainable practices, attempt to cultivate community pride, and support volunteer efforts.

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 Dianna
or call

Toby and Derryberry's Heat and Air Win Award

Dog standing in front of Group of People outdoors

Toby makes no bones about accepting the Beautification Award for Derryberry's Heat and Air in recognition of their outstanding accomplishment towards making downtown Gallatin even more beautiful!! 

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

The Rotary Club, Gallatin Public Works, and Gallatin Beautiful organized 62 volunteers to plant over 100 trees 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.  The Agricultural Extension is an invaluable asset within our community, constantly at work educating both adults and children about environmental awareness

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

TN Achieves student volunteers getting community service hours in while cleaning litter from Gallatin's roadways.

Gallatin Beautiful has worked with Mayor Brown's pollinator group to bring awareness and encourage planting of pollinator friendly gardens in Gallatin.