Public Works

Department of Public Works
John Selmi, Director
24600 Van Born, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125
313-791-6000,  E-Mail:   

Questions about Rubbish Pick-Up?

If you have questions about Rubbish Pickup, please call the Department of Public Works at 313-791-6000. Click Here for the Cart Placement Letter Click here for the Newsletter containing Rubbish pickup information.

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Days

  • Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Westland Shopping Center at 35000 Warren Road, Westland
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Wayne County Community College at 21000 Northline Road, Taylor


Trash and Recycling containers should be placed between the sidewalk and the street.  Placement can either be in the apron/approach or on the grass.  Carts should NOT be on the street.  Carts that are on the street will be placed back onto the homeowners property.

Yard waste season started on April 1st and will end the second week of December.

Construction Information:

Residents affected by water outages will be notifiedd prior to water shutoffs.

2019 Holiday Trash Schedule

Click Here for Trash Pick-Up Schedule
Click here for guidelines for cart placement

Purchasing additional trash or recycle containers

If you would like to purchase additional Trash or Recycle Containers, please click hereto fill out the form.  You can then mail it to the Mayor's Office at 6045 Fenton, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127 along with the payment.  Containers can also be purchased by returning the form in person to the DPW or the Mayor's Office Monday - Thursday, 8 am -5 pm.

New Educational Resource: PFAS Facts

PFAS Facts


Lead Testing