Environmental Services Transfer Station / Inert Landfill

This department is responsible for the inert landfill, which accepts only construction demolition debris. The city recycles wood material (ground limbs, leaves, and trees) into mulch for free distribution. In addition, large metals are also collected for recycling. Furthermore, this department operates the city’s transfer station which consists of receiving and hauling all garbage to a certified subtitle D landfill. This department is also responsible for debris pickup curbside.


  • Environmental Services Superintendent - Howell Mathews.
  • Environmental Services Supervisor - Steve Shields

Environmental Services Sanitation Department

Located at the site of the city’s transfer station, this department is responsible for automated garbage collection.


  • Environmental Services Superintendent - Howell Mathews.
  • Environmental Services Supervisor - Steve Shields

Street Sign & Paint Department

This department is under the direct supervision of the Street Maintenance Department. It is responsible for all street signs and striping on city streets


  • Graphic Artist / Project Designer: Jim Henderson

Street Maintenance / Street Cleaning

Street maintenance is responsible for maintaining the city’s streets, sidewalks, and rights of way. Additional responsibilities include:
  • Asphalt patching
  • Curb and gutter repairs
  • Ditching
  • Inlet cleaning
  • Side walk
  • Small construction project
  • Tree and limb removal, etc.
In addition, this department is responsible for traffic signalization within the city limits.

The Street Cleaning Department is responsible for:
Leaf collection and all grass mowing of all right of way medians and rights of way on city streets
  • Mosquito control
  • Street sweeping
  • Street washing
We are also responsible for all liter control through the City of Gadsden. Learn more about mosquito control through the city.


  • Street Maintenance Superintendent - Mike Hilton
  • Street Maintenance Supervisor - David Cooper
  • Environmental Services Manager - Ty Jackson
  1. Public Works

    Physical Address
    111 Burnsway Drive
    Gadsden, AL 35903

    Mailing Address
    PO Box 267
    Gadsden, AL 35902

    Phone: 256-549-4706
    Fax: 256-549-4543

  2. Brian Stovall

    Public Works Director
    Phone: 256-549-4706

  3. Mike Hilton

    Assistant Director
    Phone: 256-549-4706

  4. Howell Mathews

    Envir. Services Supt.
    Phone: 256-549-4745

  5. Ty Jackson

    Envir. Services Manager
    Phone: 256-549-4706

  6. David Cooper

    Street Maintenance Manager
    Phone: 256-549-4706

  7. Steve Shields

    Envir. Services Manager
    Phone: 256-549-4745

  8. Court Barber

    Building Maintenance Manager
    Phone: 256-549-4706