Lewis County Services
SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT
Lewis County Solid Waste
Josh Stutts, Director
641 Waynesboro Highway,
Hohenwald, TN 38462
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Monday - Friday
Convenience Site Locations
Lewis County Solid Waste Department provides a free, courtesy garbage pick up service every week at the locations listed below. This is for residential, household-type trash, as well as bagged recyclables such as clear plastic bottles, clear milk jugs, aluminum cans, and broken down cardboard.
This service is for Lewis County Residents ONLY and they must provide proof of up to date status on their Solid Waste fees by showing the attendant a sticker or receipt.
Items will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis as long as there is room. In order to have room in the garbage trailers to serve more residents, there is currently a limit of FIVE 55-gallon bags per household, or EIGHT 13-gallon bags per household.
Macedonia Church on Mt. Joy Road
Gandy Rd. & Buffalo Rd Intersection / Ridgetop Rd & Catheys Creek
Hinestown Church @ Summertown Hwy, Andrews Circle 6 @ Summertown Hwy
Slippery Road @ Sawmill on Cane Creek
There will be NO COUNTY GARBAGE PICK UP on these days:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Friday After Thanksgiving
Day After Christmas
New Year's Eve
3rd Monday in January
3rd Monday in February
Friday prior to Easter
Last Monday in May
1st Monday in September
2nd Friday in October
2nd Monday in October
4th Thursday in November
4th Friday in November
About Solid Waste
Due to a mandate from the Tennessee State Legislature, Lewis County assumed responsibility for solid waste disposal from the City of Hohenwald on October 17th, 1994.
The solid waste department of county government includes three different areas of disposal. There is a transfer station that handles disposal of household garbage. This refuse is loaded onto a trailer, compacted and transported to a Class I Landfill in Decatur County.
A Convenience Center for recycling is on site where materials such as cardboard, paper, scrap metal, aluminum, paper, electronics (currently computers and computer monitors), used batteries, oil and tires are received and separated for the recycling process. These items are picked by vendors who then pay Lewis County for these materials thereby generating revenue for Lewis County. These funds supplement the enterprise fees paid by residents and businesses.
In addition to the Transfer Station and the Convenience Center, Lewis County has a Class III Landfill which is used for demolition disposal. Brush, trees and all sorts of demolition materials such as scrap lumber, shingles and sheet rock are accepted. There are exceptions – materials that are considered to be hazardous by state standards may not be accepted. The Convenience Center, Transfer Station and Class III Landfill are all inspected by the State Department of Environment and Conservation on a regular basis.
The Lewis County Solid Waste Department currently has four full time employees and two part time employees. The full time employees include Tony Bailey, Solid Waste Director; Billy Hensley attendant; Shawn Bailey attendant and Joe McNabb attendant. The two part time men go to off site locations in Lewis County to accept garbage out in the county. Drivers and employees of the Lewis County Solid Waste Department are always willing to assist patrons in whatever way that they can. The off site pick ups are located at designated days and areas from 3:00 until 5:00 PM.
City Garbage trucks, as well as private vehicles are assisted by the staff of the Lewis County Solid Waste Department.
Cardboard- boxes, flats, etc.
Electronics- computers, printers, vacuum cleaners, etc.
Metal- all types of metal, clean and unclean.
Oil- used motor oil
Paper– shredded or non-shredded
Plastic containers– please locate the recycling symbol on the bottle and if it has a 1 or 2, we can recycle the container. Please rinse out the container, mash it flat and keep the two plastics separate.