Our street Department staff
maintains over 130 miles of rights-of-way throughout the
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
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.
The City’s 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 2016
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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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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 tipping fee for commercial
trash haulers is $17 per cubic yard.
No fence wire is accepted.
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.