Services & Utilities

The area Community and Recreation Centers provide a wide variety of activities for children, teens, adults, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.

Activities typically include classes, workshops, clinics, drop-in programs, supervised play, sports, open gym, crafts, swimming, games, and special events.

Some of the centers have exercise/weight rooms, game rooms, billiards, table tennis and indoor swimming facilities.

Portions of the centers are available for rentals.

Contact the appropriate center for information about their programs, services, schedules of activities and events, hours of operation, etc.

Baneberry 865-674-0124

Jefferson City  865-475-2924

Morristown  423-586-0260

Newport  423-623-7304

Sevierville  865-453-5441

Public Libraries: (Jefferson County)

White Pine Public Library
Dandridge Public Library
Jefferson City Library

Parrott-Wood Library

Other Libraries:
Morristown-Hamblen Public Library
Newport Library

Police Protection: is by provided by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Departments.

Fire Protection: Provided by Baneberry’s and White Pine’s fire departments.

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.

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.

Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provide First Responders and emergency transport to local hospitals.

Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and Disaster Relief

Homeland Security

These are the principal hospitals in the immediate area of Baneberry.  However, there are numerous clinics, specialty facilities, and offices and Knoxville offers some of the best medical facilities in the country.

  • Newport Medical Center, Newport, TN
  • Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System
  • Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Jefferson City, TN

Schools: Jefferson County has one of the finest school systems in the state, offering quality educational programs and enrichment opportunities to a diverse population.

The district includes seven (7) public elementary schools, four (4) middle schools, a high school, and an adult education center. In addition to the public schools listed here, there are four (4) private schools and two (2) colleges in the area.

Elementary Schools:

White Pine School (Baneberry’s elementary-age students attend White Pine Elementary).

Others include:

New Market
Rush Strong

Middle Schools:

White Pine School (Baneberry’s middle-school-age students attend White Pine)

Others include:

Jefferson Middle School
Maury Middle School
Rush Strong School

High School:

Jefferson County High School (All Jefferson County high school-aged students attend this school.)


Carson-Newman College: Established in 1851, Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, TN, offers a Christian liberal arts education in an environment that encourages open, intellectual inquiry and deeper spiritual maturity.

Walters State Community College: Serving ten predominately rural east Tennessee counties in the mountains and foothills of the Great Smoky and Clinch mountains, Walters State Community College is a regional college with twenty-first-century campuses, dedicated to excellence in teaching and service. Four principal campuses are in Hamblen, Sevier, Greene, and Claiborne counties.

University of Tennessee (UT) – Knoxville: Founded in 1794 in Knoxville as Blount College; it became East Tennessee College in 1807; East Tennessee University in 1840; and finally, the University of Tennessee in 1879.  UT has been a land-grant university since 1869 and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

The United States Postal Service (USPS) post office in White Pine (5.9 miles from Baneberry) provides service to the City of Baneberry.

US Post Office
1559 Main Street
White Pine, TN 37890-9998
800-ASK-USPS (800-175-8777)

Baneberry’s Zip code is 37890

US Postal Code Lookup

Mail Delivery: With the exception of the residents of Nina Ferry Pointe Way, all Baneberry City resident mail is delivered to the neighborhood cluster boxes located in the Baneberry mail center adjacent to the Community Center/City Hall building.

Typically new residents get two (2) keys to their mailbox; either from the sellers or their agent or from the White Pine Post Office. The number of the box matches the resident’s house (street) number.

As soon as a newly constructed home has an assigned E911 street address, new owners or their agent can obtain two (2) keys from the White Pine Post Office.

Packages, too large for the cluster boxes are placed in parcel boxes and a key to the applicable box is left in the resident’s cluster box. If parcels are too large for the parcel boxes, the USPS rural carrier attempts to reach the resident by phone so he/she can pick up the parcel while the carrier is distributing Baneberry mail. If the resident is unable to pick up the parcel, a notice is left in the resident’s cluster box and the parcel is returned and held at the White Pine Post Office.

Mail Pick-Up: Mail is picked once daily; no earlier than 10:00 AM, Mon-Sat (except Federal holidays) by a US Postal Service (USPS) employee from the traditional “blue box” located at the Baneberry mail center adjacent to the Community Center/City Hall building.

City-wide Garbage Pick-Up is provided by a private collector and paid for with tax dollars.

Garbage is picked up every Tuesday.  Waste receptacles should be curbside by 7:00 AM.

  • Residents must provide their own curbside garbage containers.

The City notifies residents by email, signage at City Hall and the mail center, and the City website of changes to the garbage pick-up dates due to National holidays or significant weather issues.

Effective 1 January 2016, the ONLY holidays that Waste Connections (Baneberry’s solid waste collection contractor) will be closed and not servicing its municipal customers will be on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.  If one of those days falls on a weekend, there will be no service day change.  If the holiday falls during the week, then service will be one day later.  The contractor says this will be a permanent change for all future years.

Garbage collection may be disrupted due to weather or equipment difficulties.  However, this is rare and the service provider collects garbage as soon as possible after such incidents.

Rather than calling the service provider, please call the City Hall to discuss or ask questions about garbage pickup.

City Manager: 865-674-0124


The Jefferson County Sanitation Department operates the county landfill and nine waste disposal convenience centers for county residents.  The Landfill and Convenience Centers operate through county taxes and commercial fees.

Landfill: 650 Grove Road, Dandridge, 865-397-3544, Fax-865-397-4257

Convenience Centers:

  • Dandridge Center-1011 J.C. Thomas Road, Dandridge; 865-356-6895
  • White Pine Center-1376 Leadmine Road, White Pine; 865-719-7867
  • New Market Center-1550 Quarry Road, New Market; 865-356-0495
  • Deep Springs Road-1349 Deep Springs Road, Dandridge; 865-356-4081
  • Strawberry Plains Center-869 Old Dandridge Pike, Strawberry Plains, 865-356-0958
  • Old Landfill Center-330 Landfill Road, Jefferson City, 865-356-0949
  • Indian Creek Center-1823 Indian Creek Road, Dandridge, 865-356-0969
  • Dickey Road Center-2611 Dickey Road, Dandridge; 865-356-0956
  • Rocktown Center-560 Rocktown Road, Jefferson City, 865-356-0371


The Landfill located on 650 Grove Road is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Saturday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, closed Sunday and most major holidays.

All centers except for Old Landfill Center on Highway 92 are open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, closed Wednesday.

The Old Landfill Center is open Monday-Saturday, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM All centers are closed on Sundays and most major holidays.

Center locations accept:

  • Household bagged garbage
  • Recycling- paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, aluminum and used oil

The landfill accepts:

  • Household bagged garbage
  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Demolition material
  • Brush, leaves and small limbs.  Stumps are not accepted.
  • Dead animals for burial
  • Tires are accepted but must be removed from rims.  There is a $1.00 per tire disposal fee.


  • cardboard
  • plastic
  • paper
  • used oil
  • metal
  • aluminum

There is a periodic hazardous household day for; household or farm chemicals, oil-based paints and other hazardous materials, which are designated by the state and advertised through the radio, newspaper and flyers.

Commercial Service & Short Term Dumpster Rental:

Jefferson County Sanitation Department provides commercial waste disposal services to local restaurants, industries and businesses.  The department provides six or eight-yard dumpsters.

We offer weekly, bi-weekly and monthly pick-ups.

Jefferson County Sanitation Department also rents six, eight, and thirty-yard dumpsters for construction or home clean-up projects.

Call 865-397-3544 Ext. 5 for more information and pricing.

Jefferson-Cocke County Public Utility
122 Highway 25 E
Newport, TN 37821-0801
(423) 623-3069

Mon-Thu 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Fri 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

Appalachian Electric Cooperative
1109 Hill Drive
New Market, TN 37820

Report residential outage 24/7
Mon-Fri 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Mail Payments
Appalachian Electric Cooperative
P.O. Box 710
Jefferson City, TN 37760–0710

Online payments through by way of ACH and credit/debit cards are also accepted now.

Baneberry’s public water service is provided by:

Witt Utility District
4255 Davy Crockett Parkway
Morristown, TN 37813
(423) 581-4895

Charter Communications/Spectrum is the primary (franchise) telephone service provider.  However, Spectrum does not provide service to some areas of the City.  These areas are covered by other phone service providers.

Charter Communications/Spectrum
2550 Morris Blvd.
Morristown, TN 37813

2550 E Morris Blvd #34
Morristown, TN

Charter Communications/Spectrum
2550 E. Morris Blvd.
Morristown, TN  37813

Viasat Internet

Note:  Some areas of the City do not have cable service and must subscribe to a satellite or other service.

Internet services are provided by:

Trilight (by AEC)
528 Patriot Ridge
Dandridge, TN
M-F: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Charter Communications/Spectrum
2550 E. Morris Blvd.
Morristown, TN 37813

Note: Some areas of the City do not have cable service and must subscribe to a satellite or other service.

Area telephone directories are provided by the telephone company.

Once service is established, new directories are mailed to residents annually.

An unofficial City of Baneberry directory can be obtained by residents from the City Office.

Sewerage is as approved by the Jefferson County Environmental Health Department.

The City of Baneberry does not have a municipal sewerage system or connection. Residents use traditional gravity-fed/gravity-drained septic tank(s) connected to a drain/leach field system installed on the owner’s private property by licensed installers in accordance with approved city and county building codes and sanitation permits.

How to Apply for a Septic Permit.

The public utilities, services, and businesses attached as menu options to this page are provided as information resources for Baneberry’s residents, guests, area visitors, and for those moving to or considering moving to Baneberry or the area.

NOTICE: Inclusion here, of these references, does not constitute endorsement or opinion of the officials, employees or volunteers of the City of Baneberry, Tennessee, nor does it imply any warranty of the products or services of these various references.

Disclaimers page.