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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.

Refuse Route Pickup Schedule

Refuse Route Pickup Schedule - Map

Household Hazardous Waste Day
- Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Salter Park in Harper Woods, 19430 Harper Ave, Harper Woods, MI 48225.. See here for more Information.
Snow Removal Policy
The City has an adopted snow removal and salt application policy. This is the same policy in effect 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. 

Urban Forestry Commission Tree Brochure - click here