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As a general rule the sanitation department does not pickup tires. You may take them to the recycling center for disposal, or take them to the annual City wide cleanup held in April under the Austin Avenue Overpass for free disposal.
No, we only pickup within Brownwood city limits. Brush from the lake can be taken to the City recycling center at 6800 FM 45 S., just make sure it is covered with a tarp when you bring it in. Proof of residency is also required.
We have a brush and debris crew that attends to your brush/bulky item pickup separate from the residential garbage pickup. You may request a brush and bulky item pickup by completing an online form 24/7, or by calling Solid Waste Department at 325-643-4200. > please indicate the address and location on the property (curb or alley). Brush and Bulky items must be placed curbside if your trash is picked up curbside.
No, City employees are not permitted to go on private property to collect items for disposal.
This service is not available to commercial customers (business offices, apartments, schools, churches, evictions, or storage units).
The City of Brownwood has adopted the following codes: - 2015 International Building Code - 2015 International Residential Code - 2015 International Plumbing Code - 2015 International Fuel Gas Code - 2015 International Mechanical (HVAC) Code - 2017 National Electric Code - 2015 International Fire Code - 2015 International Energy Conservation Code - 2015 International Property Maintenance Code - 2015 International Existing Building Code
The commercial division offers collection from one to six times per week. The neighboring business may have requested a different pickup day or may be paying for more or less pickups than you. All commercial cans should be labeled with the pickup days. For example: M/TH = Monday and Thursday.
A special pick up can be requested by calling the Sanitation Department at 325-643-4200 (we call this a Hotshot). The fee is based on a prorated charge for dumpster pickup or $50.00 per dumpster emptied, whichever is greater. There must be someone there to authorize and sign a ticket before the driver can perform the hotshot.
There is a $36.00 fee for each dumpster that is deodorized. You may make a request by calling the sanitation department at 325-643-4200.
There are 17 sectors that are considered “essential service” under Texas Executive Order GA-14.
Follow this link for steps to determine whether your business is an “essential service” as defined by Texas Executive Order GA-14.
Effective 11:59 PM March 27th until 11:59 PM April 30th
Citizens should stay home unless they have an essential need to get out, for example:
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
See the tutorial and how to make a home made mask at www.brownwoodtexas.gov/cdcmask
City playscapes and park equipment are closed.
City parks are open, but people must observe social distancing and limit groups to 10 or less people at all times.
Green space and walking trails are open for use.
Yes, but observe social distancing and limit groups to 10 or less people at all times.
Yes. If you have any signs of COVID-19 (fever, shortness of breath, cough) then you must stay home until you no longer have fever for 72 hours, AND your symptoms have improved, AND 14 days have passed since you first had symptoms. These are based on CDC guidelines.
No. No one may leave the house for 14 days unless going to seek medical care.
Entertainment businesses (game rooms, movies, bowling, and related businesses)
Non-health related personal services (hair salons, hair stylists, barbershops, beauty shops, nail salons, tattoo shops, piercing businesses, and any services requiring close personal contact)
Take necessary action to have social distancing for employees and customers.
Take the necessary steps to sanitize the workplace for employees and customers.
Monitor the health of employees regularly.
Employees with a temperature of more than 99.9 must be sent home and follow the stay at home order regarding sickness.
No, but clergy and church leaders are encouraged to follow best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Brownwood Municipal Development District has created a consolidated resource guide include federal, state, and other aid available here.
The following symptoms may occur 2-14 days after exposure
Per CDC not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. This information might help in making decisions about seeking care or testing.
Please see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html for more information from the CDC.
The City of Brownwood street department handles road repair within Brownwood city limits. A street repair work order can be placed by calling 325 643-4200, or online.
Yes! Everyone that uses our facility is charged. Fee's vary according to where you reside and what you are bringing in. See our current rate ordinance no.14-16 for rates. Fee's are subject to change.
Under the current rate ordinance no.14-15 Brownwood residents are charged $5.00 per pickup load $10.00 for a pickup and trailer. ***This does not include construction or demolition debris which is charged at the gate rate of $44.00 per ton. Fencing is considered construction or demolition debris. The gate attendant charged the correct fee for the materials brought for disposal. Give us a call at 325-646-6574 for additional information.
See sanitation page for information on free brush/bulky item pickup.
No. The City of Brownwood FY 20/21 adopted budget is based upon the No-New-Revenue tax rate of $.7448 per $100 valuation. It is a reduction of 4.21¢ or 5.4% and is the lowest tax rate since 1996.
The City of Brownwood has proactively worked to bring this multipurpose event center project without growing the City’s budget.
The estimated cost for the project is $8,900,000
The Event Center project is being funded by the Brownwood Municipal Development District through their economic development sales tax funds.
The project is anticipated to take 18-24 months to complete.
Yes. The City will continue to operate and maintain the other City facilities including the Depot & Adam Street Community Center. The Brownwood Coliseum will be managed and operated by Howard Payne University, but will be able to be rented by the pubic for events, subject to availability.
Part of the allocated project funds will be used for the development of additional parking areas around the new Event Center with the potential to develop hundreds of new parking spaces.
Yes. There will be up to 7 available breakout rooms of various sizes available in the new center to facilitate small to mid-size conferences.
Yes. There will be multiple outdoor areas to host events, festivals, concerts, weddings and more.
One of the major components of the space is the development of a covered stage/pavilion that can be rented and available for live musical performances of various sizes.
Under Texas law, local Hotel Occupancy Tax (H.O.T.) revenue can be used only to directly promote tourism and the convention/hotel industry. This means the proceeds should be spent on projects or events that result in visitors or attendees staying overnight in the community, generating more hotel occupancy tax.
According to the Comptroller’s Data Analysis & Transparency Division, these categories include:
After researching numerous event centers in cities across the state, City leadership decided to focus on preserving and redeveloping existing buildings in the Historic Depot Civic and Cultural Complex to embrace the rich history of the area, coordinate with existing meeting facilities, and reduce the cost of building from ground up.
Follow link for a list of accepted items of call 325-641-8832 for additional information.
We will be glad to load the mulch for you providing we have enough staff and equipment available. Please call us before coming out so we can try to have staff and equipment on hand.
If you currently have a roll-out garbage cart that you place curbside for Sanitation department to pick up twice a week. You may request a second cart by calling Utility Billing at (325) 646-9700.
The sanitation department collects solid waste once per week for residential alley dumpsters and twice per week for residential roll-out containers. Commercial customers are emptied from 1 to 6 times per week depending on what they are paying for.
Every cart has a number on it, which is assigned to your address. If your cart goes missing and you have found one that you believe is yours, please call (325) 643-4200 to get the number for your cart to make sure it is the correct one.
Deceased Animal DisposalTo dispose of deceased pet or report a dead animal please call Animal Control at 325-646-2525. To assist with this process please report a specific location or landmark.
The link below will take you to Animal Control's page.
Call the Solid Waste (sanitation) Department at 325-643-4200. Office hours are Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A voicemail may be left after hours. Please indicate the type of dumpster that needs repair (metal, black plastic, blue or green roll-out cart) and if commercial the name of the business.
If your trash collection day falls on a holiday, your trash will be picked up that week on another day in order to continue providing convenient service and to avoid trash building up for an additional week. When your trash will be collected depends on the day of the week on which the holiday falls: Link:
This service is not available to: Commercial Customers, Apartments, Schools, Churches, Evictions, or Storage Units.