Waste Management

Haywood County Solid Waste Department

608 Landfill Road
P. O. Box 605
Brownsville, TN 38012
Fax – 731-772-9132

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday (seasonal) – 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


The Haywood County Solid Waste Department has a Transfer Station and a Class III-IV landfill. The Transfer Station accepts household and municipal waste which is transferred to a landfill out of county.

Class III-IV Landfill accepts construction and/or demolition scrap and yard waste.

An anti-litter crew collects trash five days a week. Roadsides and illegal dump sites are picked up using an area rotation system. The Solid Waste Department also collects the household waste from county residents at a number of designated pick-up points throughout the county. This is handled by three garbage trucks, which run routes during the week.

County Solid Waste

In addition to the Director, the department operates with seven full-time employees and one part-time employee:

  • David McNeil – Equipment Director
  • Marshall Lott – Truck Driver
  • Beverly Gaters – Administrative Assistant
  • Lee Cannon – Equipment Operator
  • Desi Moore – Equipment Operator
  • Anthony Evans – Truck Driver
  • Terry Chambers – Scale Operator
  • Darrell Mack – Recycling Center
  • Wallace Delaney – Anti Litter Supervisor

Recycling-CenterHaywood County Recycling Center

The Haywood County Recycling Center, located at 415 Morgan Street, opened in 1993. It is open seven days a week for drop off. The Recycling Center is part of the Haywood County Solid Waste Department. It is operated by Recycling Manager Hubert Clark.

Recyclable products include:

  • Paper products – newspapers, white note paper, Xerox paper and computer paper
  • Corrugated cardboard – storage boxes, shipping boxes, pizza boxes (no food contaminants), appliance boxes and brown grocery bags
  • Plastics – #1 Soft drink bottles and condiment bottles; #2 Milk and juice jugs, detergent and shampoo bottles and shopping bags (Please rinse out bottles and jugs before recycling.)
  • Metal/Aluminum – Soft drink cans, beer cans, aluminum foil (no food contaminants) (Please rinse out cans before recycling.)
  • Steel/Tin – Soup cans and juice cans (without paper), vegetable and meat cans, pet food cans and baby formula cans (Please rinse out cans before recycling.)

Residents need to place the appropriate materials in a “Blue Bag,” which are free to all city residents and available at City Hall and free to all county residents, available at the Recycling Center. County residents receive credit every month for their recycling efforts.

Haywood County is committed to recycling and trying to help the environment by keeping as much material as possible from being stored in a landfill.

Please feel free to contact the Haywood County Solid Waste Department at any time with questions or concerns.