About the Department

The Department of Public Works is responsible for engineering, street maintenance, solid waste disposal, solid waste collection, recycling, and fleet maintenance. Our goal is to provide excellence in public service.

Requests and Concerns

Current Activities and Events

Holiday Schedule
Columbus Day - Monday, October 9, 2017
 Veterans Day (Observed) - Friday, November 10, 2017
City Offices – Closed
Landfill – Open – 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Solid Waste Collection pick-up will run the regularly scheduled route.
Please have container(s) out by 7:00 a.m.

Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 23, 2017

City Offices and Landfill – Closed
No Solid Waste Collection.
Collection pick-up will be the following business day.

Day After Thanksgiving - Friday, November 24, 2017
City Offices – Closed
Landfill – Open – 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Solid Waste Collection pick-up will be for Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24.
Please have container(s) out by 7:00 a.m.

Dump Free at the Landfill
(Bristol, Virginia Residents Only)
Saturday, November 18, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Required proof of residency for free disposal (valid driver's license or current utility bill)

Shakesville Road Recycling Changes

Due to the large quantities of waste being placed in and around the recycle containers at this location, the hours of acceptance for this recycling location will change to the following:

Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Gates will remain locked during all other times.

Compost & Mulch for Sale at the Landfill

Bulk - $32.00 per ton + tax
40 lb. Bags - $3.00 each

Loading Hours:
Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturdays - March 18, 2017 - May 13, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

(While quantities last)

TRUCKS/BUSES ARE PROHIBITED FROM USING THE MARY STREET BRIDGE!Please be advised that the Mary Street bridge maximum weight limit has been downgraded from 15 tons (30,000 pounds) to 5 tons (10,000 pounds). If your vehicle exceeds the 5 ton limit, please use an alternate route.

Engineering Division
Street Maint. Division

Fleet Maint. Division

Collection Division
Solid Waste

Disposal Division
Solid Waste
Recycling &

Report a Concern

Problems with sanitary sewer, water service, the electric system, including street lights, traffic signals, or power outages are handled by BVU and should be reported to (276) 645-8721 during normal working hours or to (276) 669-4114 for emergencies at night, on weekends or holidays.