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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

BURN PERMITS
From October 15 through May 15 any City of Baneberry resident seeking to start an open-air fire must secure a burning permit from the Tennessee Division of Forestry. A permit can be applied for online or by phone.

When it is safe to burn the following tips should be followed:

  • Check with local authorities to make sure there are no local restrictions on burning currently in place, especially in cities and towns that have their own burning permit system.
  • GET A PERMIT. A permit is required from the Tennessee Division of Forestry between October 15 to May 15 where local restrictions do not supersede.
  • Notify your local fire department and neighbors to let them know your plans to burn
  • Do not burn on windy days
  • Stay abreast of changing weather conditions
  • Establish wide control lines down to bare mineral soil at least five feet wide around burn piles
  • Keep fire containment equipment on hand during the fire (e.g. rake, shovel, water)
  • Someone must stay with the fire until it is completely out.

Permit holders MUST notify the Jefferson County Local Forestry Office at least 30-minutes prior to starting the burn, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM: 865-475-3467.


TRASH PICK-UP
Waste Connection of Tennessee, Inc. provides trash pick-up with the city of Baneberry. For service questions or issues call 865-522-0078 or 865-522-8161.

For more information on local services visit our Services & Utilities page.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Biomedical Waste Should not be Placed Loose in Garbage Cans

Reminder to Baneberry residents: Biomedical waste such as hypodermic (insulin) needles, catheters, syringes, or other contaminated and/or sharp objects must be disposed of in a proper container. These items should not be placed loosely with your trash or in your garbage cans.

Sharps should not be thrown in the recycle bin either, regardless of whether they are used or unused. Sharps that are improperly disposed of may cause injury.

It’s recommended that you place your needles, syringes, and other sharps in a strong plastic container. Once securely enclosed inside a hard container, such as a sharps container, the container may be placed in the garbage can.

The following six medical wastes are commonly regulated by states and require safe disposal:

  • Pathological waste
  • Human blood and blood products
  • Cultures and stocks of infectious agents (microbiological waste)
  • Contaminated sharps
  • Isolation waste (with communicable disease)
  • Contaminated animal carcasses, body parts and bedding
The FDA recommends a two-step process for properly disposing of used needles and other sharps.
Step 1: Place all needles and other sharps in a sharps disposal container immediately after they have been used.
Step 2: Dispose of used sharps disposal containers according to your community guidelines.

 

CITY OFFICE

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday – Sunday: CLOSED

The City of Baneberry government office is closed on all Federal holidays.


Address: 521 Harrison Ferry Road,
Baneberry, Tennessee, 37890
Phone: (865) 674 – 0124
Fax: (865) 674 – 8674
Email: recorder@cityofbaneberry.com

CITY MEETINGS

CITY MEETINGS ARE HELD AT CITY HALL/COMMUNITY CENTER

FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH
Planning Board: 4:30 PM
City Commission: 5:00 PM
May meetings have been postponed

LAST MONDAY OF THE MONTH
Road Commission: 6:00 PM

LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
Parks & Recreation: 5:30 PM
May meeting has been postponed

CITY EVENTS

PARKS & RECREATION EVENTS 2022:

May 31: Monthly meeting POSTPONED

July 4th: Independence Day Parade & Grill-Out

Oct 1: Oktoberfest

Nov 11: Veteran’s Day

Nov 12: Craft Fair

Nov 20: Chili Cook-Off

Dec 3: Christmas Party

Dec 18: Golf Cart Parade

Dec 21: Christmas Caroling

Dates and times are tentative. Any changes to upcoming events will be updated after the last Tuesday of each month, meeting. Flyers and social media posts with more detail will be posted prior to each event.

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