Public Services

The Public Services Department handles operations associated with public services including streets, sidewalks, storm and sanitary sewers, water distribution, downtown and other city parking lots and meters, parking enforcement and crossing guards, traffic signals and markings, parks and boulevards, forestry, building and facility maintenance including the City marina, pool and pump station, residential and commercial refuse collection, leaf pick up, chipping and composting programs, street sweeping and patching, plowing, sweeping and salting streets, parking lots and sidewalks, code enforcement, building inspections and certificate of occupancy programs.



FALL LEAF COLLECTION BEGINS OCTOBER 18, 2021
Fall leaf collection season is here.  The City collects the leaves by brooming them from the street up a chute into the back of the garbage trucks.  The most important aspect of this program is to only rake leaves into the street just before pickup to ensure the streets and catch basins remain clear.  Please also remove any cars from the street on your collection day.

To ensure that leaf collection works efficiently, please CLICK HERE for a copy of leaf collection procedures and the 2021 pickup schedule.


Refuse Route & Yard Waste Pickup Schedule - Map                              Yard Waste Information

Wayne County Household Hazardous Waste Collection
2020 Wayne County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Flyers
2020 Wayne County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Dates

RV Dump Stations
Options for disposing of sanitary waste from their RVs and travel trailers
https://www.rvdumps.com/michigan/

CRWC's Website
For residents who are interested in presentations and workshops on how to prevent pollution in Lake St. Clair
https://www.crwc.org/

SEMCOG Website
For residents who want to know about how to protect Lake St. Clair from pollution
https://www.semcog.org/

Waterfront Wisdom Booklet
https://www.crwc.org/wp-content/uploads/Waterfront_Wisdom_booklet.pdf


Snow Removal Policy
The City has a newly adopted snow removal and salt application policy. This is the same policy in effect as last winter. In anticipation of the upcoming winter season, listed below are some of the key points.

Plowing and Salting - Streets will be plowed when snow fall is 3 inches or greater. Streets with less than 3 inches of snow will not be plowed, but will be spot salted. The City does not salt streets to a bare road surface.
 
Sidewalks - The clearing of snow from sidewalks adjacent to private property is the responsibility of the property owner or resident. As a courtesy, when snowfall accumulation is greater than 2 inches, the City will clear sidewalks during regular working hours, 5:30 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
 
City personnel take every precaution to ensure that snow is removed in a safe manner but sometimes snowplowing results in property damage. Residents are reminded that the City is not responsible for damage to items in the public right-of-way such as sprinkler heads, shrubbery, plantings/planters, or any decorative materials.
 
The Public Works and Public Safety Departments will continue to monitor specific weather and road conditions to ensure the City roads are safe during snow removal season
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