Our street Department staff
maintains over 130 miles of rights-of-way throughout the city
limits. This division is responsible for very visible programs
such as pavement maintenance, guardrail installation and repair,
sidewalk installation and repair, street cleaning, litter
removal, mowing and trimming vegetation on public right of ways,
and demolition of condemned properties.
Other services provided through this department are
drainage issues, snow and ice removal, flooding situations,
pothole patching, barricade placement to direct traffic in
hazardous situations. We also maintain any maintenance issues
for all city department buildings, electrical and plumbing.
Sanitation Department is comprised of nine men. There are six
men responsible for the collection of residential waste Monday
through Thursday. They average pickup 7,000 homes weekly. We
run two trucks with three men each.
are posted on this site. Residential pickup is once per
week per household. (Call for route information @ 684-2644)
This employee is responsible
for enforcing the
of the Sanitation Dept. as well as violations to these
Residential Solid Waste
Rules & Regulations
The City cannot accept any
items such as shingles; Oil based paint, driveway sealer or any
other items that are designated hazardous on the label.
These items must be disposed
of at a local landfill. There are 2 locations within our area
that accept hazardous materials such as these:
Waste Management-Cedar Ridge Landfill-Lewisburg Tennessee
Allied Waste-Middle Point Landfill-Murfreesboro Tennessee
Trash Collection 2017
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Daily routes for garbage collection are posted on the following
Separated by color. Monday-Thursday.
If any questions regarding garbage pick up call 931-684-2644
*Trash needs to be set out before 6:00AM on your
scheduled sanitation pick up day.*
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The tipping fee for commercial trash haulers is $17 per cubic
yard. No fence wire is accepted.
Two men operate the transfer station. It is located at the
end of Blue Ribbon Parkway (see map). We have two semi
trucks and four self-contained trailers for refuse hauling to
the BFI landfill in Murfreesboro, TN.
Transfer Station Hours
Monday thru Friday
7:00AM to 3:15PM
Closed 12:00-12:30 Lunch
We take residential and commercial refuse at this location.
There is no fee for residential use but commercial is charged a
disposal fee of $8.50 per cubic yard. We also accept metal
disposal with no fee at this location.
The City’s Transfer station now
accepts unused water based latex paint to be disposed of.
This is a joint venture with the
Bedford County Highway Department & the City’s Sanitation
Department for the recycling of unused paint. This is a
free service to both City & county residence for paint disposal
The Sign Department is responsible for
all signs within the city limits. This department is equipped
with two men at all times. We have the ability to make any sign
within the city limits. 98% of all signs are made in house
through this department. This department is fully trained to do
their job for the safety and well being of all motorists coming
through the city limits of Shelbyville. If you know of any sign
that is down or gone, please feel free to call the Public Works
office @ 684-2644 and the Sign Department will be glad to check
on any and all calls.