Address: 111 North Washington Avenue Brownsville TN
Email: [email protected]
The Department of Public Works delivers a wide range of services that help define the quality of life for the citizens of Brownsville. Our employees work to help meet the health, safety and welfare needs of the community.
This department consists of:
Some of the above services require requests be made to City Hall.
The City provides scheduled curbside pickup of items in order to control storm water runoff and keep our City clean. The Public Works Department runs a monthly schedule for this pickup, based on the Ward you live in. For a Ward map, click here. The following schedule is in effect:
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Items placed curbside by Tuesday of the week will be picked up by Friday. City Ordinance #651 sets forth the requirements on how materials should be prepared for curbside pickup.
VIOLATION TO THE ABOVE ORDINANCE IS SUBJECT TO A $15.00 FINE PER DAY AFTER PROPER NOTIFICATION BY THE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.
Curbside pickup is for individual pickup of PERSONAL property and debris. NO debris generated by commercial or professional services (i.e., landscaping, tree trimming, mowing services, etc.) will be picked up – no exceptions! The City does not pick up bricks, concrete items, vehicle parts, trees, or any individual or contractor construction waste.
Please do not put your curbside trash in the street or on the sidewalk. Place it on your property next to the street or sidewalk, to avoid clogging the storm drains, blocking traffic, or creating unsafe conditions for our citizens.
The City of Brownsville provides a recycling program to the citizens of Brownsville. Blue recycle bags can be picked up at City Hall during office hours. Each household is allowed one roll of bags per month. Place the following items in these bags:
Then place the bags at curbside for pickup on your regular garbage day.
The City of Brownsville strives to keep our Stormwater as clean and free of contaminates as possible. The city and county have made tremendous efforts over the last 25 years to clean up local natural water sources by controlling pollution from industries and sewage treatment plants. The current greatest source of water pollution is nonpoint sources. Nonpoint sources (NPS) of water pollution are caused by rainfall, snowmelt or irrigation moving over and through the ground. As the runoff moves, it picks up and carries away natural pollutants resulting from human activity, finally depositing them into lakes, rivers, wetlands, coastal waters and groundwater. NPS pollution is associated with land management practices involving agriculture, mining and urban runoff. The most common NPS pollutants are sediment and nutrients. Other common NPS pollutants include pesticide, pathogens, salts, oil, grease, toxic chemicals and excess fertilizer.
Brownsville protects its groundwater by striving to keep its streets as clean and litter-free as possible. Public Works employees do this with a street sweeper and knuckleboom that pick up limbs, trash and debris. City crews also regularly check and clean the grates for storm sewers. We also have a program for curbside leaf collection. These services, that make Brownsville a unique and resident-friendly place to live, also serve to keep pollutants from our groundwater. The city’s building department also closely monitors construction sites. They ensure that sufficient silt fencing is present to prevent silt from running down streets and gutters into the storm drains.
The City of Brownsville has set up a hotline that you can call if you see any illegal dumping or have any concerns about Stormwater runoff. Please call 731-772-1218.
For information on Stormwater issues, please contact Jerry McClinton, 111 North Washington Avenue, City Hall, Brownsville, TN 38012, 731-772-1212.
How can YOU help protect your water?
Clean water begins at home…
Did you know that water from storms picks up pollutants and transports them through city Stormwater drains? This runoff is then deposited in area streams. Typical runoff pollutants in suburban areas are:
To help keep our waters safe you can: