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Governor's Volunteer Star Award applications now available

Know someone who's an outstanding volunteer? Nominate them for the Governor's Volunteer Star Award. Now, in its 12th year, this initiative from Volunteer Tennessee seeks to recognize outstanding volunteers from each of Tennessee's 95 counties. Participating counties conduct a call for nominations and recognize one outstanding youth and one outstanding adult volunteer.  

Make your nominations here!

Applications are due:
Friday, November 22, 2019
The Wilson County Mayor's Office
Attention: Sara Davenport
228 E. Main St., Room 104
Lebanon, TN 37087
615.444.1383
davenports@wilsoncountytn.gov 
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Spring Hours for Wilson County Landfill

landfill spring 2019

Wilson County Landfill Hours

Spirng Hours

Landfill

M-F: 7am - 3pm 

Saturday: 8am - 12pm

Convenience Centers

F-Tues: 7am - 5pm
W-Thurs: 7:30am - 5pm

 

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Burn permits are required October 15 - May 15

 WEMA - Fire Suppression Information

Burn permits are required October 15 - May 15

From October 15 through May 15, anyone starting an open-air fire within 500 feet of a forest, grassland, or woodland must by law secure a burning permit from the Tennessee Division of Forestry.  The Wilson County EMA needs to know where controlled burns take place, in the event of the fire growing out of control, or a passerby calls in unknowing of the situation.

The following tips should be followed when it is safe to conduct a debris burn:

  • Always 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.

  • Always notify your local fire department and neighbors to let them know your plans to burn

  • Do not burn on windy days

  • Do not burn on days that the relative humidity drops below 30%

  • 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)

  • Stay with the fire until it is completely out.

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