25605 Northline Road
Executive Director of the Department of Public Services: DAVID MACKIE
The DPW is responsible for rubbish and recycling pick up, tree trimming, enclosing and cleaning ditches,
road grading and striping, street cleaning and repair, and the city composting program.
As of January 1, 2013, the Department of Public Works was closed to the public.
All DPW/Water services are facilitated through the Customer Assistance Center located at
City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road, on the 1st floor at the south end of the building.
Rat Poison can be picked up at the Animal Shelter, 25555 Northline Road, Taylor, MI
RUBBISH AND RECYCLING PICK UP: On Schedule
COMPOST PICK UP: Begins the first week of March and ends the last week of November.
Please place all compost in either a clearly marked 32 gallon container or compost bags. Compost bags are available for purchase at City Hall, DPW or most local retailers. Limbs must be cut, bundled and tied in no larger than 4-foot lengths and weighing no more than 50 lbs. per bundle.
REGARDING RUBBISH AND RECYCLING CARTS:
For proper pickup of the automated rubbish and recycling carts, please place carts three feet apart from each other. The arm on the automated truck needs this space for grabbing the cart. If they are not properly spaced, the driver will place a notice on the cart and leave materials behind. The driver is not responsible for moving carts so they may be serviced. Thank you.
RECYCLE PERK PROGRAM:
If you are having issues with the Recycle Perk program, please call the Customer Assistance Center and leave your name, address, phone number, and recycle cart number. A request will be made to have your concerns investigated. If you feel that you are missing points or your information is incorrect, please give us a call.
The DPW sweeps all concrete streets several times annually. Street sweeping is performed the same day as trash pick up. Asphalt roads are swept once a year in the spring. Residents are required to keep all vehicles off the street to ensure proper trash removal and street sweeping. Please do not place trash receptacles in the road, this interferes with the street sweeping. Also, it is against City ordinance to sweep yard debris in the roadways. This could also obstruct the storm sewers, which could lead to flooding.
TREE TRIM AND REMOVAL:
The DPW maintains trees on your City easement, generally between the sidewalk and curb. We will only remove dead, diseased or dying trees.
DTE STREETLIGHT OUTAGES:
The City can report streetlight outages to DTE for repair. Please contact the Customer Assistance Center with the location of the pole, please try to have an exact address of location for DTE crews. DTE asks for a ten business day return time to repair the light, depending on the severity of the repair this time may be extended.
Residents may also contact DTE via phone 1-800-477-4747 or via the internet at DTE Problems/Safety
24-hour Pollution Hotline & Environmental Information Line: 1-888-223-2363